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NEWS: Greek activists protest outside Eldorado Gold’s office in Vancouver

Greek activists outside Eldorados Vancouver headquarters May 31. Photo by David P. Ball.

Greek activists outside Eldorado’s Vancouver headquarters May 31. Photo by David P. Ball.

David P. Ball writes in rabble.ca, “Greek villagers brought their region’s fierce battle against Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold to the firm’s headquarters Friday (May 31), marking the end of the activists’ cross-Canada tour opposing open-pit gold mining in their homeland. The Halkidiki activists have been on a speaking tour for the past week in Canada, including an event in Ottawa that attracted high-level company leadership in the audience. They have expressed outrage that the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) continues to hold Eldorado stock.”

He notes, “The villagers’ tour was organized by the Greek Canadian Committee for Ethical Mining, the Council of Canadians, and the Pan-Thracian Society of Ontario. Advocacy group MiningWatch Canada issued a statement targeting specific criticism over the Greek projects towards Canada’s embassy in Athens, as well as foreign-industry funders Export Development Canada, and the CPP for ‘attempting to cover for destructive and conflictive mining projects using ‘corporate social responsibility’ initiatives’, the group stated.”

For more, please read:
Greek opponents of Eldorado mine take message to company’s Canadian HQ: ‘Leave us alone’
Greek Delegation Asks Canadians to Help Stop Canadian Mining Company Eldorado Gold
UPDATE: Greek activists visit Toronto to raise concerns about Eldorado Gold
UPDATE: Eldorado Gold turns up to hear Greek mine opponents in Ottawa
UPDATE: Greek activists highlight mining concerns in Montreal