The United Nations’ first human rights report card on Canada in 10 years was released Thursday, with some not so flattering results. Along with criticism regarding gender equality, violence against women, missing and murdered aboriginal women, Bill C-51, and police use of force, the report had a lot to say about Canadian mining operations abroad.
Former foreign affairs minister John Baird is now a member of the international advisory board for the Toronto-based mining giant Barrick Gold.
Ottawa — On Saturday, Barrick Gold announced former Conservative Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s appointment to its advisory board, raising many questions.
Goldcorp Inc. has acquired Probe Mines Ltd. That means the Vancouver-based mining company now also own the Borden gold mine near Chapleau in northern Ontario. That mine is about 160 kilometres west of Goldcorp's long-established Porcupine mine near Timmins.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has tweeted:
Shamefully, Ontario teachers continue to invest in private water schemes abroad. http://t.co/ov7OEoQ365