Québec author Alain Deneault, one of the authors of noir Canada, and publisher, les Éditions Écosociété inc. became the object of two multi-million dollar SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) suits brought by Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation. CD discusses with Deneault the dubious practices of the Canadian mining industry abroad, the suit and its implications.
Hostility to electoral democracy and who do we think of? These days its Omar Gadhafi of Libya, Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire or, if you are really daring, maybe the Saudi royal family. But the discourse of our current election campaign here in Canada should give us pause.
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