Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal—27 October 2017. Over 200 community members, families, and property and business owners are still fighting Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold over the impacts from the Canadian Malartic gold mine – the biggest open pit mine located on the edge of a community in Canada. The case will be before the Quebec Superior Court today, in Val d’Or.
“We are quite concerned about Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold’s response to this suit. They appear to be willing to spend more money on isolating and wearing out affected community members rather than swiftly and responsibly resolving the conflict through a mediation or arbitration process,” states Ugo Lapointe, Canada Program Coordinator for MiningWatch Canada.
“The current approach taken by both Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold is not meeting the best practices and standards.” Continue Reading →