Canada's Back™

Mali, mining and the myth of Canadian peacekeeping

Is there a connection between seemingly selfless international peacekeeping involvement and Canadian gold mining investment?

As a conflict fueled by climate change, the international arms trade and a Libyan civil war enters its fifth year, Canada's Back™ and as many as 250 members of the Canadian military will see action in the northwest African nation of Mali by late summer.

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But is there a connection between seemingly selfless international peacekeeping involvement and Canadian gold mining investment? On this episode, Jamie Kneen of MiningWatch Canada and host Andre Goulet explore Canada's out-sized role in the international mining industry and examine the myths and contradictions of Canadian peacekeeping.

Plus: how Bill C-69, the Liberal government's attempt at federal environmental review process reform, fails to deliver on promises of respect for Indigenous rights, evidence-based decision-making and combating climate change.

Listen to "Mali, Mining and the Myth of Canadian Peacekeeping" on Spreaker.

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This conversation was recorded on May 16th, 2018.

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