Canada’s Rush For Gold
Porgera mine in focus ⬿

Canada’s Rush For Gold

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John Ahni Schertow
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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