Earth Focus

Canada's Rush for Gold

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Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. In this "Earth Focus" report, Human Rights Watch looks at allegations of gang rapes and other violent abuses at the Pogera Mine in Papua New Guinea, which is operated and almost fully owned by Barrick Gold -- a Canadian company that's the world's largest gold producer. The Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada are struggling to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines, which would destroy the sacred-held Fish Lake.