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Refugees Welcome: No to Bill C-97! No to the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement!

To Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax: We are writing to express our concern and opposition to attempts by the Liberal government to expand the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, and measures included in the budget implementation bill, Bill C-97 (Division 16 of Part 4), which propose to amend the Immigration and Refugee Act. [...]

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Apply Now! 2019 BTS Delegation to Guatemala: Land Rights are Human Rights

Join BTS for our 2019 delegation to Guatemala from November 9 to 21, 2019. This year’s thematic delegation will focus on our partners’ struggles for the access and protection of land and territory. This delegation will be particularly timely as it follows the June elections in Guatemala, with officials taking power in January 2020. Cost [...]

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Press release: Indigenous people call on Pan American Silver to cease local interference out of respect for consultation process in Guatemala

May 8, 2019 (Vancouver/Victoria/Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Washington, D.C.) Ahead of Pan American Silver’s annual shareholder meeting in Vancouver today, the Xinka Indigenous Parliament released a statement calling on the company to stop attempts to engage with communities outside of the court-ordered consultation process over the Escobal silver project. They insist that the company’s community relations taking place in [...]

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Justice for the 36 Achi Women: Speaking Tour with Gloria Reyes!

From May 26-June 2nd, we’ll be joined by Gloria Reyes, a Maya Achi lawyer with the Rabinal Legal Clinic. Gloria is leading the case for justice for 36 women from Rabinal who suffered sexual violence during the Internal Armed Conflict and genocide against the Mayan people. She’ll speak throughout the Maritimes on this precedent setting [...]

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OPINION: Still waiting for an effective mining Ombudsperson

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle Herald here.  STACEY GOMEZ For years, people throughout the Maritimes have been advocating for the creation of an independent ombudsperson for the extractive sector with the powers needed to be effective. Despite the appointment of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) on April 8, we are still [...]

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