5 August 2019

Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. To date, none of these cases have been decided in favour of the plaintiffs. However, in July 2019 Guatemalan plaintiffs terminated their claim against a Canadian company when the parties reached settlement. The agreement, which included a public apology to the plaintiffs and their community, is the first of its kind in Canada. Four cases involving foreign plaintiffs remain before the courts.

For more information about these cases, please consult our summary of Transnational Lawsuits in Canada against Extractive Companies, 1997-2019.