Canada’s Rush For Gold
Porgera mine in focus ⬿

Canada’s Rush For Gold

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February 4, 2012

Canada may be one of the world’s largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial.

In this Earth Focus report:

1) Human Rights Watch looks at the allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and 95 percent-owned by Barrick Gold — a Canadian company that is the world’s largest gold producer.

2) The Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd., which would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a sacred-held body of water.

More Information

If you want to learn more about the Porgera Mine or the Porgera mine, be sure to check out the following resources:

Porgera Mine

Websites: Peter Munk OUT of UofTPorgera AllianceProtest Barrick

Prosperity Mine

Websites: Teztan Biny NewswireSave Fish Lake Facebook GroupRAVEN Trust

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