Green groups to Canadian PM: mine your own business! (Kalikasan)

photo credit: Kalikasan

A November 9, 2012: KALIKASAN, an environmental network in the Philippines, issued a press release detailing Filipino environmental activists’ response to Harper’s recent visit:

[From the Kalikasan  press release:]


9 November 2012

MAKATI CITY – Environmental activists trooped to the Canadian Embassy today to greet the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with protests decrying long-standing environmental crimes of Canadian mining  corporations in the Philippines.

Calling for the immediate pullout of errant Canadian miners from the country,  the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE),  joined by the Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas,  Promotion for Church People’s Response, AGHAM-Advocates of Science & Technology for the People, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, Task  Force-Justice for Environment Defenders (TF-JED) and Batangas-based  Bukluran para sa Inang Kalikasan, also challenged Harper to hasten the  resolution of long-standing cases against known mining disasters caused  by Canadian companies.

“The people will never forget the death of Boac River in Marinduque province when an estimated 1.6 million metric tons of toxic mine tailings  inundated the river system in 1996. The Marcopper Mining Corporation, a  subsidiary of Canadian company Placer Dome and the perpetrator of the  disaster, has yet to indemnify the hundreds of victim families 16 years  later,”… CLICK TO READ THE WHOLE PRESS RELEASE ON THE KALIKASAN WEBSITE

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