The Impact of Mining

We all know we need careful and sustainable resource management, but our record as a country does not always stand up to scrutiny.

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 2 Titles

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The Nature of Things The Real Avatar

Under the shadow of the Cordillera del Condor mountains, and near where the mighty Amazon river begins, live the Awajun and Wampis peoples, a proud warrior nation never conquered by the Incas or the Spanish. Today they feel they are being invaded again, as Peruvian and Canadian mining companies aim to set up a gold mine on land these natives ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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