(Ottawa) On Thursday, a group of Ottawa-based organizations wrote a letter urging the Australian High Commissioner to work with the Australian government and pressure Melbourne-based OceanaGold to drop its $301 million lawsuit against El Salvador. Hearings on the suit began this week at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington.
Council of Canadians Board member Paul Manly arrived in San Salvador on Sunday September 14.
Toronto – Today, dozens of organizations from Canada, El Salvador and around the world will confront Canadian-Australian mining company Oceana Gold, whose subsidiary is suing El Salvador for $301 million (USD). El Salvador’s offence: refusing to a grant a permit to a gold mine that would contaminate 60 per cent of the population’s drinking water.
Toronto-based Belo Sun Mining Corp. plans to build Brazil's largest gold mine, the Volta Grande open-pit gold project.
Photo: Barlow speaking at the opening evening last night. Photo by Abdul Pirani.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow tweets: