Conference targets Canadian mining firms operating abroad http://intercontinentalcry.org/conference-targets-canadian-mining-firms-operating-abroad/
Indigenous representatives from Latin America were in Vancouver the week of May 16 speaking out on Canadian mining companies and the negative impacts operations are having on local communities. Human rights violations, environmental degradation, bribery, intimidation and disregard for local villages and indigenous populations are alleged to have occurred at the hands of publicly shared operations with home bases in Vancouver.
As part of the Mining Justice Alliance Mining Justice Week, indigenous leaders are asking to be heard by Canadians, company shareholders and politicians with their community concerns that they say have largely been ignored by the mine operators and local officials."Your Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) invests in these companies and as Canadians you have a moral commitment in this issue."The CPP and mining firms Goldcorp and First Majestic Silver were the target of protests May 18 and 19 in a hope to spur dialogue and raise awareness of the issues facing indigenous communities.