Publication: Mining Watch Canada

First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

HudBay Responds to Our Report on Environemntal and Human Rights Track Record

On July 17 MiningWatch received a response from mining company HudBay to our July 10, 2014 news release and brief: Ca nadian Mining Watchdog Warns Arizonans of HudBay Minerals’ Poor Track Record on Pollution and Human Rights .In their letter ( available ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Grassy Narrows Decision

Late last week the Supreme Court of Canada released another important Aboriginal rights decision regarding the Grassy Narrows case. Like the Tsilhqot'in decision a few weeks back the Grassy case was prompted by the threats and impacts of extensive commercial ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian Mining Watchdog Warns Arizonans of HudBay Minerals’ Poor Track Record on Pollution and Human Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOttawa, July 9, 2014.  In June, Canadian-based trans-national mining company HudBay Minerals reached an agreement to take over Augusta Resources and its controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine project near Tucson. The newcomer ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Guatemalan government moves to expel witnesses to police violence at US-Canadian mine site

Last week, Guatemalan authorities informed two Peace Brigades International (PBI) volunteers that their temporary residence permits were cancelled and that they have ten days to leave the country. Both volunteers witnessed a violent eviction on May 23rd ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Taseko Mines Limited Remains in Denial Post Title Decision

Source:Tsilhqot'in National GovernmentPRESS RELEASEWilliams Lake, BC (July 2, 2014): Though celebrating and reflecting on the strength of our people, culture and traditions, the Tsilhqot’in National Government is not surprised by Taseko Mines Limited ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

The Tsilhqot'in Decision: Time for Provinces and Industry to Accept Consent as New Standard

On June 26 the Supreme Court of Canada released a much anticipated decision in the Roger William Case, officially cited as Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. The case got started due to a conflict over BC’s allocation of timber rights to clear cut ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Federal Government Blocks Completion of Nunavut Land Use Plan, Denies Funding for Final Public Consultation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Ottawa) MiningWatch Canada has received copies of sharply worded letters from Percy Kabloona, Chair of the Nunavut Planning Commission , that are addressed to Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt.  ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Human Rights Organizations Urge Canada to Take Action Against Corporate Abuses in Ecuador

Source:FIDH - CEDHU - MiningWatch CanadaForced displacement and other abuses by Corriente Resources mining company in the Ecuadorian Amazon(Paris, Quito, Ottawa) Eleven months after submitting a complaint to the Canadian National Contact Point for the ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 2 reports

Background: Tahoe Resources, Goldcorp and Mining Conflict in Guatemala

Tahoe Resources ’ Escobal silver project in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores, southeastern Guatemala, is the subject of local opposition and ongoing legal processes against the validity of the exploitation licence. Community leaders have faced ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jun 18 2014]

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" Our grassroots women, youth, and landusers will continue to maintain our blockade, our boycott, and our protest along with our supporters from around the world who recognize that we are standing for all life. We will continue to sing our songs, practice our ceremonies, use our land, and heal our people ." Judy Da Silva, in a post by the Montreal Media Co-op
"In the current context characterized by the closure of spaces for human rights defenders, we are also concerned that [the cancellation of the volunteers’ permits] undermines the possibilities of international accompaniment and observation which aims to protect spaces for non-violent conflict resolution and the promotion of human rights in Guatemala" the letter from PBI concludes
"According to the Canadian NCP’s procedures, the initial assessment of a complaint should take about three months. However, we have been waiting almost a year to find out whether or not they will accept the complaint. This delay is unacceptable, especially as the situation continues to worsen in Ecuador" remarked Karim Lahidji, President of FIDH

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The Grassy Narrows Decision [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 17 2014]
Canadian Mining Watchdog Warns Arizonans of Hud... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 10 2014]
Guatemalan government moves to expel witnesses ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 08 2014]
The Tsilhqot'in Decision: Time for Provinces an... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 07 2014]
Taseko Mines Limited Remains in Denial Post Tit... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 07 2014]
Federal Government Blocks Completion of Nunavut... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jul 03 2014]
Human Rights Organizations Urge Canada to Take ... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jun 27 2014]
Background: Tahoe Resources, Goldcorp and Minin... [Published Mining Watch Canada - Jun 18 2014]
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