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UPDATE: ‘Bringing Canadian Mining Companies to Justice’, June 2 in Vancouver

Be sure to attend ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ this coming June 1-2 in Vancouver. The June 2 program includes a lunch-time plenary presentation on ‘Bringing Canadian Mining Companies to Justice: Obstacles and Opportunities’.

The description for that plenary says, “In order to support an ever-expanding mining industry, the Canadian government is dismantling environmental safeguards in Canada while undermining local democracy abroad through the aggressive pursuit of trade deals that entrench corporate rights. This panel will examine these realities, and explore the tools at our disposal to hold these companies and the Canadian government accountable.”

Cavanagh Morales de Gámez Julian Keenan Shrybman

The panelists include:
– John Cavanagh (a Director with the Washington, DC-based think-tank Institute for Policy Studies, which monitors the environmental impacts of US trade policies);
– Vidalina Morales de Gámez (a member of The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador – La Mesa);
– Peter Julian (the Official Opposition critic for Energy and Natural Resources, NDP Member of Parliament for Burnaby-Westminster, and a former executive director of the Council of Canadians);
– Karyn Keenan (Program Officer with the Ottawa-based Halifax Initiative, a coalition of development, environment, faith-based, human rights and labour groups focused on international financial institutions);
– Steven Shrybman (an Ottawa-based trade/ public interest lawyer with Sack, Goldblatt, Mitchell LLP, and a member of the Council of Canadians Board of Directors).

To register to attend the ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ conference, please go to http://canadians.org/water/issues/mining/shoutout/registration.html.