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Donations needed to help villagers near Canadian mine

18 June 2019

Villagers in Brazil need help to test the safety of their water. They live near a Canadian-owned gold mine and fear that their water supply may be contaminated by toxic waste.

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Other News

New report discredits Kinross Gold’s denial of health risks from arsenic near Brazilian mine

14 May 2019

An expert report commissioned by Above Ground confirms that locals near the Morro do Ouro mine are exposed to dangerous concentrations of environmental arsenic.

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Reports and case studies

Canadian government reneges on promise to create independent corporate human rights watchdog

8 April 2019

Press release from the CNCA: Fifteen months ago, the government announced it would create an independent office with the power to investigate abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. Instead, it unveiled today a powerless advisory post, little different from what has already existed for years.

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Press Releases

With new limits on coal but none on oil and gas, EDC’s climate policy misses the mark

14 February 2019

Last month Export Development Canada released its climate change policy. The policy does not commit the agency to reduce the billions of dollars of support it provides the oil and gas sector each year.

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Opinion Pieces

The Role of Home States in Resource Extraction and Racial Discrimination 

7 February 2019

In this submission to the UN special rapporteur on racial discrimination, we call attention to the role that multinational companies’ home states can play in facilitating extractive projects that harm ethnic minorities.

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Letters & Submissions
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