Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits: Canadian mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic Roşia Montană goldmine

Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits: Canadian mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic Roşia Montană goldmine

A new report from YLNM member group Mining Watch Romania reveals how free trade deals like the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) undermine democracy and threaten the ability of communities, civil society and governments to stop or even regulate mining projects.   Over the past 16 years residents of the town of...

US and Canadian Mining Companies Seek to Sue Colombia for $16.5billion

US and Canadian Mining Companies Seek to Sue Colombia for $16.5billion

Originally posted by IAReporter. March 9th 2016 Following a request to the Republic of Colombia for disclosure of any disputes notified under the United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Colombia’s Ministry of Trade has released a recently-filed notice of arbitration under that agreement (click to download). The notice dated February...

Free Trade Agreement 101

Free Trade Agreement 101

  • Written on: 17 November 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

YLNM members Common Frontiers have created a new short video (available in French and English) that provide a basic overview of the global Free Trade Agenda.  The videos draw attention to mining company Oceana Gold’s attempt to sue the government of El Salvador for rejecting gold mining under an Investor State Dispute Settlement FTA...

Common Frontiers: The Impact of Canadian Mining in Honduras

Common Frontiers: The Impact of Canadian Mining in Honduras

  • Written on: 14 April 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

(English/Spanish) Common Frontiers organized a human rights and elections observation mission to Honduras from November 17-27th 2013. The goal was to see first-hand how Canada’s investment is impacting human, labour, environmental and democratic rights in Honduras, and support the electoral and human rights process during the presidential elections. The mission...