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The National The New Conquistadors

Five hundred years later, there are some – particularly in the indigenous communities of Latin America – who are seeing this as new era of economic conquest, one with significant environmental and social consequences. This time, the new "conquerors" are Canadian mining companies. These "new conquistadors" have generated enormous wealth for Canada and the countries in which they do business. Canadian mining ...
  • 2013
  • 00:25:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The National Who's Minding the Mines?

Canada has the largest mining industry in the world, bar none, but we also have one of the worst reputations. Who’s holding Canada accountable for its abuses in developing countries? A mining watchdog agency has done little to protect communities abroad, critics say. In 2009, the federal government appointed a corporate social responsibility counsellor to probe complaints about Canadian companies committing ...
  • 2011
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013