Former foreign affairs minister John Baird is now a member of the international advisory board for the Toronto-based mining giant Barrick Gold.
Ottawa — On Saturday, Barrick Gold announced former Conservative Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s appointment to its advisory board, raising many questions.
Goldcorp Inc. has acquired Probe Mines Ltd. That means the Vancouver-based mining company now also own the Borden gold mine near Chapleau in northern Ontario. That mine is about 160 kilometres west of Goldcorp's long-established Porcupine mine near Timmins.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has tweeted:
Shamefully, Ontario teachers continue to invest in private water schemes abroad. http://t.co/ov7OEoQ365
The Blue Planet Project and the Council of Canadians took part in actions in Ottawa and Toronto today - International Human Rights Day - to highlight the verdict of the Permanent People’s Tribunal on Canadian mining in Latin America.