As part of the International People’s Conference on Mining, I had the chance to participate in a solidarity visit to the city of Mankayan in the Province of Benguet in the Philippines.
Development and Peace's latest education campaign, A Voice for Justice, was launched in response to reports from mine-affected communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are experiencing conflict, pollution, forced displacements and other negative impacts from the presence of Canadian mines.
A Voice for Justice calls on the Government of Canada to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities overseas where companies operate.
On Wednesday, May 14th at noon on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, hundreds of people from across Canada took part in a mass rally calling for Canadian mining companies to be accountable for their actions overseas! Learn more >