Thursday November 15th from 7-9pm
Harry Hickman room 105 at the University of Victoria.
Sponsored by Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC), International Solidarity Committees of CUPE BC and CUPE Vancouver Island District Council, UVic Social Justice Studies, Victoria Council of Canadians and South Island NDP.
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Canada is the centre for transnational mining corporations which establish themselves here (especially in Vancouver) due to Canada’s lax regulations. Canada’s mining companies hold an increasingly poor reputation with respect to health, human rights, environmental protections, labour and indigenous rights violations. In addition, the Canadian government, through its Departments of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and CIDA, intervenes directly in the affairs of other governments in order to create a legal and political context which is favourable to the operation of Canadian mining companies.
Our speakers will provide an in-depth analysis of the current situation regarding Canadian international mining practices. Jen Moore will set the stage by giving direct examples of lobbying, urgent actions and resistance in mining-affected communities. Peter Julian will describe his private member’s bill C-323 and explain the urgent need for corporate regulation. He has consulted with mining justice activists (including MiningWatch) and legal advisers to assist with the framework for Bill C-323. This event will provide a format for discussion that could contribute towards heightened awareness, community-based solidarity, resistance and solution-building.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2CwvPvtHjo (Jennifer Moore: Canada’s mining impacts, resistance, and the need for regulation.)