Friday, March 19, 2010

Resolution submitted to Goldcorp's shareholders

Please find below a resolution submitted to Goldcorp shareholders today, March 19, 2010 in Vancouver. The resolution was submitted by members of the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network who are deeply concerned about the situation of the communities affected by the Marlin mine, operated by Goldcorp subsidiary Montana Exploradora, and the rights of indigenous communities throughout Guatemala, in Canada and globally.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Groups File Documentation with RCMP on Canadian Mining Company's Involvement in Mexican Corruption Case

MiningWatch Canada - Common Frontiers - Council of Canadians - United Steelworkers - Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine - Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network - Sierra Club Canada - L'Entraide missionnaire - Social Justice Committee

For Immediate Release - March 10, 2010

(Ottawa and Toronto) A coalition of Canadian non-governmental groups today filed a memo with the RCMP asking it to investigate Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration Ltd. and its Mexican subsidiary under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Blackfire had submitted documentation of its payments to the mayor of Chicomuselo in the state of Chiapas, Mexico to the state Congress in June, 2009. These documents are now in the hands of the RCMP. Bribing a foreign public official is illegal under the rarely-used Act, one of the few Canadian laws that applies internationally. Under this Act any person found guilty could face up to five years in jail.