Why we are shouting out against mining injustice


JUNE 18, 2012

In the next decade, the Conservative government predicts over $500 billion in investments in the mining and extractive sector here in Canada - a prophecy to be fulfilled by the reckless dismantling of already weak Canadian environmental safeguards through the omnibus budget implementation bill, C-38.

In the Global South, Canadian mining companies have long evaded the enforcement of human rights obligations and environmental regulations using their lobbying power or trade mechanisms that have further entrenched the rights of transnational corporations.

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