Part 3: Some people love me and some people hate me.
“I’d been burned. You wake up and you don’t have a friend in the world. You don’t have anyone who will come in and save you.”
We conclude our exclusive, in-depth interview with Stratabound Minerals chairman Margaret “Peggy” Kent, carried out by Northern Miner senior staff writer Trish Saywell on the sidelines of the PDAC convention in Toronto earlier this year.
Peggy deals head on with questions about the most contentious episode of her career: her and her management’s handling in the 1990s of Royal Oak Mines’ problematic Giant gold mine in Yellowknife, N.W.T., which was plagued with labour, financial and environmental difficulties — culminating in 1992 in the shocking murder by a striking miner of nine replacement workers and union members who had crossed the picket line to return to work.
On a lighter note, Trish unearths some personal details about Peggy’s family and exercise regimen, and the interview wraps up with discussion of Peggy’s experiences as a female executive in a male-dominated industry.
Canadian Encyclopedia: The Giant Mine Murders
Audio Editorial Assistant: Liam Zisman
“Miami Nights – Main Theme” and “Andrea’s Theme” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
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