Canada’s mining industry comes under intense scrutiny in Alain Deneault and William Sacher’s Imperial Canada Inc.: Legal Haven of Choice for the World’s Mining Industry.
Drawing on reports from United Nations agencies, mining-industry watchdogs, and citizens’ groups at home and abroad, the authors document environmental and human-rights abuses perpetuated by Canadian-based mining companies around the world − with little consequence at home.
Canadian federal and provincial governments, Quebec in particular, seem to ignore the increasingly black reputation of Canadian-based mining companies abroad, while reaping the benefits of Canada Pension Plan and Quebec’s pension fund investments in the highly lucrative resource sector.
In Imperial Canada Inc., authors Alain Deneault and William Sacher call on the Canadian federal and provincial governments to tighten not only the permissive domestic policy and lax regulatory regime, but also the extreme level of investment speculation that combine to allow some Canada-based mining companies to act without regard for the rights of citizens or the environment in their dealings in Africa, Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe.
Imperial Canada Inc. is a call to action for critical thinkers who are increasingly concerned about the practices of Canadian-based mining companies at home and abroad.