Canadian Mining

Feds, UN Clash Over Potential Rights Violations By Canadian Mining Companies

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Politics

"A country could not just provide corporate identity to a company and then be unperturbed by whatever the company could do around the world."

Canadian Miners Grapple With Security Risks In Mexico

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Business

OAXACA, Mexico - The recent theft of $10.7 million worth of gold from a mine in Mexico has cast a spotlight on the risks of operating in the country.T...

Feds Finally Realize Mining Companies Are Tarnishing Canada's Brand

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It's taken almost a decade of loud, often unwelcome advocacy, but the federal government appears to finally recognize that Canada's internati...

Sunny Freeman

Here's How The Mining Industry Plans To Stop Foreign Bribes | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s mining industry has put its weight behind a push for companies to publicly disclose the government payments they make at home and abroad. T...

Will Harper's Love for Big Business Turn Ugly?

Yves Engler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Yves Engler

Everyone knows the Conservative government is an unabashed supporter of corporations and foreign investors. They have slashed environmental oversight; attacked labour unions; opened the telecommunications sector up to majority foreign ownership; tripled the financial threshold point where the government must do a "net benefit" test of a foreign corporate takeover. Clearly, big business has gotten almost everything it has wanted from Harper's Conservatives. What should we learn from the fact that it still pushes for more? Perhaps a simple truth about capitalism: There is never enough profit.

Rachel Mendleson

Military Breached Blockade At Canadian-Owned Mexican Mine: NGO | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada Business

Following a seven-week-standoff with landowners in Durango State, Mexico, security forces have moved to disperse a blockade at a mine owned by Toronto...

Rachel Mendleson

Canadian Mining Company In Mexican Standoff | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Business

The blockade outside La Platosa — a high-grade, Canadian-owned silver mine in the northeastern Mexican state of Durango — is by all accounts a pea...

Canadian Mining More Corrupt Than Parts Of Developing World: Survey

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada Business

Corruption in Canada’s mining industry is worse than in some African and Latin American countries, says a new survey from the Fraser Institute. A...