Globe and Mail – Supreme Court rules band in B.C. can claim compensation for land theft during 1860s gold rush.

By Sean Fine. In a major victory for Indigenous peoples, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a band in British Columbia can claim financial compensation for the theft of its lands during gold-rush times in 1860. The court took an expansive view of Canada’s...
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DeSmog (detailed report) – It’s Official: No Provincial Charges for Mount Polley Mine Spill, One of Largest Environmental Disasters in Canadian History.

By Carol Linnitt. When it seemed clear the newly minted B.C. NDP government would not pursue charges against Imperial Metals, owner and operator of the Mount Polley mine, for a 2014 tailings pond collapse, one woman decided to take matters into her own hands. Bev Sellars, former...
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Toronto Star – Ottawa lent $1 billion to a mining company that allegedly avoided nearly $700 million in Canadian taxes. Investigative report:

The Canadian government provided more than $1 billion in loans to a mining company that used a complex offshore business structure to allegedly avoid nearly $700 million in Canadian tax. Turquoise Hill Resources, a Canadian company headquartered in Vancouver and listed on the...
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