“Canada is Back.” But Still Far Behind

Above Ground, MiningWatch Canada and OECD Watch

This report, Canada is Back.” But Still Far Behind, reviews how complaints of serious harm linked to Canadian mining projects have been handled by the country’s National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines. The office aims to resolve disputes through “facilitated dialogue,” which requires companies’ voluntary participation. The Canadian government relies on the NCP as a central component of its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and describes it as a “robust and proven dispute resolution mechanism.” The complaints examined in the report include allegations of corporate misconduct leading to environmental devastation, the death of dozens of mine workers, violent evictions, and assaults and killings by police and security guards.

Read the entire report here.