The CNCA [Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability] brief also referred to a systematic pattern of Indigenous and human rights abuses that have accompanied increased Canadian mining activity. It cited a report presented to the IACHR Commission last year by the Working Group on Mining and Human Rights in Latin America. In ten of the 22 Canadian mining projects reviewed by the group, 23 violent deaths and 25 cases of injury were found.
Read the whole thing through the link. Nice to know KAIROS is still out there, doing good work, despite their past run-ins with the Harper Tories. Development and Peace, too.