On Wednesday, December 11, the Halifax Initiative is collaborating with CCIC, Inter Pares and Canadians for Tax Fairn
Peter Gillespie contributed a chapter on tax havens to the book "The Great Revenue Robbery," published by Between the Lines Press and Canadians for Tax Fairness. The book is an excellent resource for people interested in tax as an economic justice issue.
In 2012, Export Development Canada provided Eldorado Gold with between $25 and $50 million in financing despite credible concerns regarding the serious environmental and social impacts of its operations in Greece.
In this June 13 press release, civil society welcomes the government's commitment to adopt binding corporate disclosure requirements but calls for further steps in the development of a comprehensive accountability framework regarding the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies.
Peter Gillespie provided a short article to the Politicising Debt and Development edition of Third World Quarterly, 34.4, 2013.
On May 24, the Chilean government fined Barrick Gold $16 million for violations of its environmental permit for the Pascua Lama project. The following day, local communities released a public statement denouncing the fine. In an interview with Radio Canada International, the Halifax Initiative's Karyn Keenan discusses local reactions.