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Re: Canadian mining companies: doing harm round the world
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2012, 04:35:26 PM »
Thanks for the tip Boom-Boom. Gonna set my PVR.
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Re: Canadian mining companies: doing harm round the world
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2013, 11:56:20 PM »
From KAIROS: 
 
The work on mining continues here in Canada, with the United Church of Canada issuing a parliamentary petition calling for the regulation of mining companies operating overseas, and the Anglican Church of Canada and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada preparing to discuss questions of resource extraction at their joint gathering this summer.
 
 
(unlike the usual online petitions, this one must be download (.pdf) and actually signed - and we are encouraged to get community members to sign it as well)
 
 
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 12:03:16 AM by Boom Boom »

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Re: Canadian mining companies: doing harm round the world
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2013, 12:08:42 AM »
A Chilean court ordered the work stoppage (Barrick) (after indigenous communities complained that the project is threatening their water supply and polluting glaciers.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/04/10/chile-court-barrick-gold-mine.html
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 12:08:57 AM by Toedancer »
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Re: Canadian mining companies: doing harm round the world
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2013, 07:25:15 AM »
Hey remember how we didn't need Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries,
because Steve was setting up a voluntary corporate responsibility panel instead?

Sometime back I heard all the advocacy voices on the panel had quit because the funding for the panel was halved.

Can't find the link for that anywhere now.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 07:28:37 AM by Alison »

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Re: Canadian mining companies: doing harm round the world
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2013, 12:24:03 PM »

Sometime back I heard all the advocacy voices on the panel had quit because the funding for the panel was halved.

Can't find the link for that anywhere now.


This is all I could find on that topic Alison.




In March of 2012, the federal government terminated funding to the Centre and failed to renew its memorandum of understanding with the Centre’s secretariat. No explanation has been forthcoming from the federal ministers who oversee the CSR strategy. But the silence is telling. If the government thinks it can hand off the Centre to the industry, this is misguided. The Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, which houses the Centre, determined early on — to its credit — that a broad, multi-stakeholder approach would be needed for the Centre to establish credibility and create space for diverse voices to be heard and cutting edge issues to be discussed.
Failure to fund the Centre for Excellence in CSR stands in stark contrast to the government’s announcement of $25 million over five years to create the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development.
So, why has the Centre fallen out of favour? [/size]http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Room+dialogue+mining+ethics/8076484/story.html#ixzz2QGbxRfqF
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Re: Canadian mining companies: doing harm round the world
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2013, 06:09:32 PM »
Thanks very much for finding that, Toe.


So ... funding not halved but terminated.


 

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