Corporate Accountability and Mining

Dozens of International Organizations and Networks Call for an End to State of Emergency and Militarization in Ecuador’s Southern Amazon

Dozens of International Organizations and Networks Call for an End to State of Emergency and Militarization in Ecuador’s Southern Amazon

December 19, 2016 Today, nearly fifty international organizations and networks sent the following letter to Ecuadorian authorities urging an immediate end to the militarization and the State of Emergency that was declared in the southeastern Amazonian province of Morona Santiago last week. Instead of force, they urged for there to be openness to dialogue over the proposed Panantza-San Carlos mine project with the Shuar and campesino communities in accord with their constitutional […]

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The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act: An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector

The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act: An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability released today (November 2, 2016) detailed model legislation, The Global Leadership in Business and Human Rights Act: An act to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector, providing the Canadian government with a blueprint for how to create an effective human rights ombudsperson for the overseas operations […]

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Close the International Accountability Gap in the Extractive Sector

Close the International Accountability Gap in the Extractive Sector

Friends of the Earth Canada is proud to join with our colleagues as organizations committed to upholding human rights, environmental protection, and fostering equitable and sustainable economic development. To recognize that there are significant challenges associated with resource extraction in developing countries, we call on the Government of Canada to ensure that people harmed by the […]

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On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada’s Civil Society Calls for Chevron’s Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

On Eve of Enforcement Trial, Canada’s Civil Society Calls for Chevron’s Assets To Be Frozen So Ecuador Judgment Can Be Paid

  Canadian environmental justice, labor, human rights, and First Nations groups blast Chevron and call for justice for Ecuadorians September 7, 2016 (Toronto, ON ) Some of Canada’s largest environmental, labor and civil society organizations have now joined the growing international community demanding that Chevron clean up its toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and cease […]

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Canadian Mines Ministers Conference in Halifax: Provinces & Territories Must Act To Avoid Mine Waste Disasters

Canadian Mines Ministers Conference in Halifax: Provinces & Territories Must Act To Avoid Mine Waste Disasters

(HALIFAX, NS, July 20 2015) – While Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada are meeting in Halifax for their annual conference, a coalition of more than 50 environmental, First Nations, and community organizations today sent a letter to all Canadian Mines Ministers urging them to take immediate action to assess and prevent the threat posed by hundreds […]

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Make Canada Open for Justice, Not Just Open for Business

Make Canada Open for Justice, Not Just Open for Business

  We call on the Canadian Government to prioritize human rights over mining profits and make Canada open for justice, not just open for business.   Across the globe there are hardworking activists, community leaders, and organizations working at the grassroots level to demand justice. They face an uphill battle when large Canadian extractive companies […]

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Corporate Accountability and Withdrawal of Canadian Support for Gabriel Resources in Romania

Corporate Accountability and Withdrawal of Canadian Support for Gabriel Resources in Romania

Corporate Accountability and Withdrawal of Canadian Support for Gabriel Resources in Romania   Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP Open Letter Destructive Mining Abroad To: Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Official Opposition Critics for Foreign Affairs: Honourable Elizabeth May, Green Party; Honourable Paul Dewar, NDP; Jean-François Fortin, Bloc Québécois; Honourable Marc Garneau, […]

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