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Canadian mining companies invade the global south

Volume 45, Issue 1: January/February 2011

Why are Canadian mining companies shifting their investments to the Global South? The reason is twofold. First, in Canada the easy to find ore has already been found so that new properties being developed are low-grade, high cost marginal projects. Second, besides giving diplomatic support, Canadian governments have introduced tax measures and the Export Development Corporation provides easy credit that together greatly facilitates the global expansion of Canadian mining. In this special issue CD explores Canada’s unsavory conduct as one of the world’s most powerful mining nations.

Table of Contents


  • Wanted: Bright ideas in Dark Times
  • Around the Left in 60 days
  • Exchange
  • Québec Communiqué
  • RebElle’s
  • Indian Country
  • Labour Report
  • The Emperor’s new clothes
  • Oh Canada:Our home and Wire-tapped land

Bad Neighbours :A Focus on Canadian Mining Abroad

  • Canada: A Global Mining Powerhouse
  • Bad Neighbours: Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America
  • Under Rich Earth
  • Snake oil and the Myth of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Do As You Please” Approach in Africa Comes at High Cost
  • The Struggle to Recover Indigenous Land in Guatemala
  • Military Coups, Mining and Canadian Involvement in Honduras

All that’s Left

  • Media as Insurgent Art
  • Sports
  • The Trouble with Billionaires
  • “And the Envelope, Please. . .”
  • On the Edge

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