Category Archives: Oh, Canada: Canadian policy

Instead of regulating extractive practices, Canada’s government actively assists extractive corporations via funding and insuring their oversea projects (through domestic institutions–like Export Development Canada–and the multilateral development banks) and providing tax breaks, subsidies, lax stock market regulations, diplomatic support, and immunity from prosecution for environmental destruction and human rights abuses overseas. In Canada, the Harper government has gutted environmental protections and, despite endorsing the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, has backtracked on its obligations, casting the Declaration as ‘non-binding.’

Jan 24: Blood of Extraction (Book Launch)

Please join us for the Vancouver Launch of a new book by Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber FB page for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1228749503847091/

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Book Review: More than a few bad apples (Jen Moore)

Jen Moore reviews the new book Blood of Extraction by Todd Book & Jeffery R. Webber: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America By Jen Moore Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, … Continue reading

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News Release: Guatemalans to Appeal Case Against Tahoe Resources in B.C. Court: Reminder that Canada Must Be Open for Justice

On November 1st, the BC Court of Appeals will revisit a procedural motion in the case of seven Guatemalans who have brought a civil suit for battery and negligence against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources. The suit concerns the company’s … Continue reading

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Press Release – Vancouver Court Clears Way for Slave Labour Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company To Go To Trial

Friends of MiningWatch 6 October 2016, 4.29pm EDT (Vancouver) The Supreme Court of British Columbia today rejected efforts by Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU/NYSE MKT: NSU) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by three Eritrean men who allege they were … Continue reading

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SAVE THE SACRED HEADWATERS – WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM! (Event)

PROTEST AGAINST IMPERIAL METALS https://www.facebook.com/events/585899988176740/ The BC Government is expected to soon grant Imperial Metals a permit to discharge tailings at the Red Chris Mine site in the Sacred Headwaters area of northwestern BC. This area is one of the … Continue reading

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Rally to Support the Wilderness Committee for speaking out on Fish Lake

You are invited to a gathering on the steps of the courthouse at Nelson and Hornby, Monday, January 19th, 8:30-9:30am. The rally is  a gathering of friends and allies in defense of the right to speak and public participation, held in response to … Continue reading

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UNIVERSITY WAKE-UP CALL: PETITION DEMANDS CLOSURE OF MINING INSTITUTE

VANCOUVER, BC – Over 1000 individuals and civil society organizations are signatories to a letter petitioning coalition universities to dissolve the mining, oil, and gas think-tank headquartered at UBC. Among the signatories are professors Glen Coulthard (UBC), David Suzuki (UBC, emeritus), … Continue reading

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