Canadian Mining

Barrick Gold Can't Justify Its Existence Beyond A Bottom Line

Yves Engler | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Imagine if a corporation had to justify its existence beyond making money for capitalists. What would happen if a social balance sheet, as well as financial one, had to be filed every year and companies continually in a deficit position would eventually disappear?

The Hypocrisy Of Canadian Ownership In Africa

Yves Engler | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Everyone truly concerned about African impoverishment should point their fingers at the Canadian firms controlling the continent's resources and offer solidarity to those sisters and brothers fighting for African resources to be controlled by and for Africans.

Mining Industry 'A Black Eye On Our Country,' Liberal MP Says

CP | Ian Bickis | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business

John McKay says Canada's reputation is suffering because of its mining companies' behaviour abroad.

Canadian Mine Shuts Down In Nicaragua Amid Violence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER — B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO) has halted operations at its El Limon Mine in Nicaragua after violence linked to an ongoing blockade left a nati...

Harper Government Has Supported the Mining Exploitation of Africa's Resources

Yves Engler | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Canadian policy in Africa can be summed up in nine words: Do what is good for Canadian-owned mining companies. Despite rhetoric about aid to the poorest people in the world, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa's vast mineral resources.

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

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2016 | 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...