A growing number of communities in Canada and abroad are fighting the environmental and human rights abuses of bad Canadian mining. Shout Out Against Mining Injustice will shine a spotlight on the key struggles listed below. These are only a small sample of the devastating battles being fought around the world against transnational mining companies.
The Council of Canadians is calling for a tar sands-free future and stronger policies that prevent corporate for-profit interests from trumping social and environmental priorities.
For years, we have been told that globalization and free trade are inevitable, and that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would bring jobs and prosperity to Canadians. While NAFTA has been a bonanza for big corporations and private investors, it has been bad news for the rest of us — and for the public good.
The promoters of for-profit health care have been doing their best to convince provincial and federal politicians as well as the general public that the only way to improve Canada’s health care system is to open it to private, for-profit interests.
Here is what the promoters of for-profit health care are saying, and the facts that refute their arguments.
Proposed by the Apache Corporation, Encana Corporation, and EOG Resources (formerly Enron), the $1-billion pipeline would carry fracked natural gas from shale gas development near Summit Lake, located 50 km north of Prince George, to a plant in Kitimat.
Far away, on the southern cone of South America in Chilean Patagonia, exists one of the most beautiful, still-virgin territories on Earth. There, an intense struggle is taking place that most Canadians have never heard of, but that intimately involves the Canadian mining industry, the Canadian government, and millions of Canadian pensioners and investors.
A moratorium on all new exploration for fossil fuel resources in the Arctic is a logical first step in the transition off of fossil fuel reliance. In particular, we need to stop offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea before it starts.