Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Canadian War Profiteers

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Two Canadian mining companies are invoking the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, signed in 2008, as a means of (...)
Since February 15, 2017, communities in the municipalities of Yopal and Aguazul, in the department of Casanare, (...)
April 10, 2017 Canadian miner Gran Colombia Gold has filed a US$700 million lawsuit against Colombia under (...)
The Indigenous and Afro-Colombian community of Marmato won a major court victory in their 10-year fight against a (...)
In October, we learned of an important change made to Colombia’s legal framework: (...)
Up to recently, PASC was denouncing the threat caused by Alange Energy1, a subsidiary company of the giant Canadian (...)
MONTREAL — “Canada is back,” says Justin Trudeau, the charismatic and bilingual prime minister of Canada, at (...)
The report, by the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, documents 15 years of violence and death that (...)

We are joining voices with social organizations and communities in resistance in order to declare loud and strong: the conflict in Colombia is part of an imperialist war, financed and fuelled by the economic interests of the North. Our international development agency plays a role by drafting legislation in Colombia that favours foreign companies. Our Conservative government has signed a free trade agreement, legitimatizing the paramilitary state and proclaiming Colombia a 'democracy'. Our companies (mining and oil in particular) demand the protection of their investments in Colombia through military brigades charged with protecting mines and pipelines; through paramilitary troops that 'clean up' areas through massacres and forced displacements; and through killers for hire that target unions. Our agricultural products are dumped onto Colombia at low prices that destroy small farmers and the local economy.
 

Unfortunately, the list goes on... To it, we add Medoro Resources, for its attempt to displace the entire village of Marmato, (in the department of Caldas), in order to build an open pit mine. We add Greystar, for its project in Santurban, which will lead to the contamination of the regional water table.  We add Canadian oil companies like Petrobank, Petrominerales and Grantierra, for the colonization of the Amazon, environmental destruction, and for the displacement of local populations.

As Canadians, we can hold our companies accountable and end corporate impunity.

 

Let's target Canadian war profiteers!