Democracy in the Pits: The Corrosive Effect of Canadian Mining Companies Worldwide

DESMOG CANADA

Democracy in the Pits is a two-part series outlining the tarnished reputation of Canada’s mining sector and the Harper government’s role in supporting it.

In a recent article chronicling the demise of Canadian social democracy at the hands of the Harper Conservatives, Marianne Lenabat draws an important comparison: what the financial sector is to the United States, so are the extractive industries to Canada. The similarity isn’t just about the two sectors’ relative size or contribution to GDP, although it starts there. It’s about how each country’s respective darling industry has come to dictate government policy, even when the social harm they inflict far outweighs their economic benefits… Read Full Article

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