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Election 2015: Liberals, Greens and NDP Q&A on mining in Canada

Source: Daily News | 2015-09-30
With Canadians looking ahead to a federal election on Oct. 19, The Northern Miner submitted mining-related questions to the leaders of the four major political parties running across Canada. The following are the answers from the Liberal Party...

Editorial: Political risk never far in Guatemala 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
As miners active in Guatemala sit on the sidelines with furrowed brows, Guatemala has been embroiled in a political turmoil stoked by an anti-corruption drive that has led to the arrest of President Otto Perez Molina and the rise of a genial...

Eldorado Gold halts Greek ops as ministry revokes technical study  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
Haywood Securities analyst Kerry Smith says Greece’s energy minister Panos Skourletis was on a “fishing expedition” when he revoked the technical studies on Eldorado Gold’s (TSX: ELD; NYSE: EGO) Skouries and Olympias...

Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to successful business operations. Yet CSR initiatives are often developed without attention to possible liability under anti-corruption laws. 

Commentary: Finding the hidden silver: Asset tracing and recovery in mining disputes 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
The eponymous hero of Joseph Conrad’s novel Nostromo is an "incorruptible" Italian entrusted by the English owner of a silver mine with safeguarding its riches. The setting is the fictional South American country of Costaguana, where all...

Kaizen to buy Pinaya in Peru 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-08
Kaizen Discovery

Editorial: Lonmin condemned in Marikana commission findings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
The long-awaited report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa, has been released, and there’s plenty of finger pointing to go around.

Editorial: Renewed focus on mine safety in Ontario 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-13
A newly released coroner jury’s verdict and recommendations stemming from the two-week inquest into the deaths of two miners at Vale’s underground Stobie nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., in 2011 has met with wide approval from all...

Commentary: The shifting liability landscape for Canadian miners abroad 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-29
Two recent lawsuits brought in B.C. by foreign plaintiffs against two Canadian mining companies for alleged human rights abuses abroad have raised the stakes for mining projects in foreign jurisdictions.

Editorial: Mount Polley's feet of clay 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-02-04
The eagerly anticipated final report by the Mount Polley Independent Expert Engineering and Review Panel on the cause of the Aug. 4, 2014, failure of the tailings dam at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper-gold mine in B.C. was delivered...