No matter how much Canadians wish we were simply known for hockey or our comedians, the mining industry increasingly represents Canada abroad. With nearly 60 percent of the world’s mining companies listed on this country’s stock exchanges, Canadian corporations operate thousands of projects outside this country and many of these mines have displaced communities, destroyed ecosystems and provoked violence. Pick almost any country in the Global South — from Papua New Guinea to Ghana, Ecuador and the Philippines — and you will find a Canadian-run mine that has caused environmental devastation or been the scene of violent confrontations.
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Source: Harper’s Crimes Against Humanity