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.’

New Report Points To Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses in Eritrea as Canadian Company Goes To Supreme Court Over Allegations of Forced Labour (MiningWatch)

By Jamie Kneen Source: MiningWatch It was sheer coincidence, but more than a tinge of irony coloured yesterday’s news that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Nevsun Resources’ appeal of a court ruling that accusations against it regarding the use of … Continue reading

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Transnational Lawsuits in Canada Against Extractive Companies: Developments in Civil Lititation [Brief – Above Ground]

Source: AboveGround Published February 17, 2016; last updated May 31, 2018 INTRODUCTION Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. To date, no … Continue reading

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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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Canadian Mining Harms Around the World: Criminal and Civil Law Reform Needed Now [TeleSur]

By Grahame Russell Source: TeleSur Canada does not have the laws or political oversight mechanisms – let alone the political will – to hold accountable our mining companies. Over the past 15 years or so, there has been a growing … Continue reading

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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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Vancouver Court Clears Way for Slave Labour Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company To Go To Trial (CCIJ)

Source: Canadian Centre for International Justice Vancouver, October 6, 2016. 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 … Continue reading

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