Canadian mining operations spark protests across the globe
A gold mining project in Romania has sparked the biggest street protests since the 1989 revolution.
A Canadian company wants to mine Europe’s largest gold deposit, located deep beneath an ancient mountain town, Rosia Montana, and three nearby mountains. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation says its mining operation would create thousands of jobs and provide more than two $2 billion in dividends, royalties and taxes. But more than ten-thousand Romanians have been marching in the streets on weekends to demonstrate their opposition.
To learn more about the controversy, Global Journalist spoke to a freelance journalist in Romania. The second half of the show explored other protests against Canadian gold mining companies around the world.
Calin Cosmaciuc, freelance journalist
Liezel Hill, Commodities industries reporter, Bloomberg
Santiago Ortega Arango, Assistant Professor, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia