Ramírez v. Copper Mesa & TSX (Website)

This website provides background and context about the Ramírez v. Copper Mesa & TSX lawsuit in which Ecuadorian campesinos who attempted to seek reparation for alleged wrongs within Canada’s court system.

[From the website:]

Ecuadorians Lose Appeal in Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company and TSX

Canadian law continues to fail communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas

On March 11, 2011, the Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed an appeal by Ecuadorian campesinos who say they were assaulted by security forces hired on behalf of a Canadian mining company in their native Ecuador…

Marcia Ramírez, Polivio Peréz and Israel Peréz had sued Canadian mining company Copper Mesa Mining Corporation and two of its directors as well as the Toronto Stock Exchange, which the Ecuadorians say listed the mining company on its stock exchange after having been warned that money from the listing would lead to violence.  The Plaintiffs had appealed an earlier decision that dismissed their lawsuit.

In the ruling, the Court recognized that“[t]he threats and assaults alleged by the plaintiffs are serious wrongs.  Nothing in these reasons should be taken as undermining the plaintiffs’ rights to seek appropriate redress for those wrongs”,but nonetheless ruled against the Ecuadorians. For more detailed information and links, visit the Ramírez v. Copper Mesa & TSX website

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