Month for Mining Justice
Get the latest information you need to shape your activities during the May Month for Mining Justice. Fresh from a planned meeting with the Minister of Trade on May 3rd, Emily Dwyer, staffperson of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability will update participants about meetings with senior government officials regarding the government’s commitments to create a extractive sector ombudsperson.
The May Month for Mining Justice is part of the Open for Justice Campaign for an extractive sector ombudsperson. During May you are called on to invite your family, friends and colleagues to take action for mining justice by:
- Writing a letter or send a tweet to the Minister of Trade, Champagne
- Participating in a public action in your city or writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper
- Visiting your member of parliament
For more information see: cnca-rcrce.ca/ombudsperson
Enough talk, Canada needs to take action!
#mining #humanrights #ombudsperson.
Emily Dwyer joined the CNCA as Coordinator in August of 2012. Prior to joining the CNCA, Emily worked as the Program Officer for Latin America for Lawyers Without Borders Canada; as the Coordinator of the Human Rights Accompaniment Program for the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTSN); and as a human rights accompanier/international observer in Guatemala with the Coordination of International Accompaniment in Guatemala.
Emily has supported BTSN’s mining justice campaigns and Amnesty International’s Business and Human Rights Committee. She has also interned at the Canadian Department of Justice’s War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Department, the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic and the Halifax Refugee Clinic, and focused on related issues in law school. Emily holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Development and History from Trent University.
- May 4, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm