Category Archives: Placer Dome

Placer Dome was a Vancouver-based mining company until 2006 when it was acquired by and assimilated into Barrick Gold. Barrick’s head offices are in Toronto, but it also has offices in Vancouver:
1055 Georgia St W, Unit 2701
www.barrick.com

Barrick Gold Using Coercive Settlement Provisions to Perpetuate Legacy of Environmental Harm (EarthRights International)

This article by Michelle Harrison at EarthRights International concerns the actions of Barrick Gold, which purchased the Vancouver-based Placer Dome in 2006. The piece examines Barrick’s insufficient settlement offer to Marinduque province in the Philippines, facing serious environmental contamination as a result of … Continue reading

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Canadian PM Harper met by protest of environmental groups (bulatlat.com)

Article overviewing Philippine environmental groups’ response to Harper’s November visit to the Philippines, undertaken to boost Canada’s interests in selling defense and security equipment there. Peoples’ groups called on Harper to effect the immediate pullout of Canadian mining corporations and to hold them accountable for past … Continue reading

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Green groups to Canadian PM: mine your own business! (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:] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 November 2012 MAKATI CITY – Environmental … Continue reading

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Mining Map: Mandatory not Voluntary (Halifax Initiative)

PDF map produced for the 2006 National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsiblity, to illustrate the broad global scope of Canadian mining injustices. For each mine profiled, amounts of Canadian public investment (through the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) and Export Development … Continue reading

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Dirty Metals: Mining Communities and the Environment (Earthworks & Oxfam)

This detailed 30 page 2004 report outlines a variety of environmental concerns related to metals mining, and includes discussion of cases from all over the world, including those of mines owned by Vancouver-based Goldcorp (owner of Glamis), Placer-Dome (now Barrick) and Turquoise Hill … Continue reading

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