The Government of Canada: Stop Support for Eldorado Gold Corporation in Northern Greece
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The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada: Stop Support for Eldorado Gold Corporation in Northern Greece

    1. Petition by

      MiningWatch Canada

Whereas:

Eldorado Gold, a Canadian mining company, has been aggressively pursuing mining projects in northern Greece;

And whereas these projects promise to have and are already having a significant negative impact on the environment and communities in the region;

And whereas there is massive opposition to the mining projects in the region;

And whereas the Canadian government is actively promoting the project through our embassy in Greece as well as providing support to Eldorado through Export Development Canada (EDC);

And whereas Canadians’ public pension funds are invested in these mines;

And whereas Canada’s support for socially and environmentally irresponsible mining activities is having a negative impact on Canada’s international reputation;

And whereas irresponsible mining activities also damage efforts to get mining companies to follow more acceptable practices here in Canada and throughout the world.

We the undersigned call on the Canadian government to condemn irresponsible and unethical mining practices in Greece and withdraw Canadian governmental support from Eldorado Gold and its projects.

We further call on the Canadian government to support the establishment of a legally enforceable code of conduct for responsible mining practices that ensures that such projects follow the highest international environmental, labour and human rights standards.

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    • george Krionas Κιλκίς, Μακεδονία Θράκη, Ελλάδα, GREECE
      • about 1 month ago

      I want my country proud and enviromentally clean...

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    • dave mem HALKIDIKI, GREECE
      • 5 months ago

      Because i amd my kids live in halkidiki and i am sickened by the destruction lies bullying and fraud

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    • Dea Lundqvist VÄXJÖ, SWEDEN
      • 5 months ago

      Wee need fresh water, not gold.

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    • Chiruta Adriana CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA, ROMANIA
      • 5 months ago

      To stop an ecocide and an infringement on our fundamental right to life.

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    • ANdrew Mcfarlane NEWPORT-ON-TAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Our planet is being destroyed. We only have one

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