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Press Conference: Regulating the Activities of Canadian Mining Companies
- José De Echave, CooperAcción, Peru
- Thomas Akabzaa, Coordinator, Africa Initiative on Mining, Environment and Society, Ghana
- Jacques Saramin Boengkih, Director, Agence Kanak de développement, New Caledonia
Monday, November 13 at 12:45
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Amphitheatre SH-2800 200 Sherbrooke Street West
The Ottawa Citizen
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
A Canadian mining company that struck a rich vein of gold in Transylvania has encountered strong opposition from environmental groups and local residents who are organizing an MTV-sponsored concert to try to thwart the development of a giant open-pit mine.
Organizers expect 2,000 protesters and fans to converge on Rosia Montana, a mineral-rich, but impoverished corner of western Romania this weekend for a concert headlined by hip-hop and alternative rock acts and a march to oppose to the project.
Adopt New Mining Guidelines:Report
Canada should adopt guidelines to improve transparency as well as the environmental and human rights practices of Canadian companies involved in extractive industries in the developing world, says a government-appointed advisory group. It says if these measures are adopted, Canada could become a world leader in Corporate Social Responsibility.
November 8, 2002
Dear Fund Manager:
I am writing to call your attention to the controversy surrounding Gabriel Resources Ltd. and their proposed open cast gold mine in Romania. I am writing on behalf of the Halifax Initiative, a Canadian coalition of non-governmental organizations working together to monitor international financial institutions and their projects. Our members include Oxfam Canada, West Coast Environmental Law Association and Kairos Canada. We are also working closely with a coalition of people in Romania, actively opposing the proposed mine.
Your company may be considering investing in this project or may have already done so. We are writing to highlight the risks involved in making such an investment in Gabriel Resources and the Rosia Montana mine.
(1) Commercial Risk
NGO Report Demonstrates
the Export Development Corporation
Risks the Environment
For immediate release May 14, 2001
For Immediate Release – November 7, 2007
International Appeal for the Publication of the Final Report of the Ministerial Commission on the Review of Mining Contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo
GOLD IN THEM GLACIERS
WILL NOTHING STOP CANUCK MINING DISASTERS ABROAD?
By JORGE FERNANDO GARRETON
Santiago, Chile -- T.O.-based mining giant Barrick Gold will move mountains - literally - to get to buried treasures of silver and gold. But three glaciers?
Karyn Keenan, of the Halifax Initiative, was featured on Avi Lewis' "On the Map" on June 20 talking about the Nationa