Canada’s Toxic Legacy / El Legado Tóxico Canadiense

Canada’s Toxic Legacy / El Legado Tóxico Canadiense

 from 11:00 pm to 12:30 am
Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual forum to hear from frontline communities and organizations in Latin America who have lived or observed the arrogant disregard of peoples’ rights, lasting environmental disasters, and forced displacement to make way for mining projects backed by Ross Beaty, Vancouver-based Pan American Silver’s founder and outgoing chairman.


  • Cooperacción, Peru
  • Member of the resistance to mining in Chubut, Argentina
  • Xinka Parliament of Guatemala
  • Community members from La Colorada, Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Community of Carrizalillo, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA), Mexico
  • Shuar Arutam People (PSHA), Ecuador
  • Community member from Aurizona, Brazil

Ross Beaty will retire as chairman of the board of Pan American Silver – a company that he founded in 1994 – at the company’s Annual General Meeting the day after our event. Beaty is considered Canadian mining-industry royalty, given the millions of dollars he has raised for himself and shareholders. He has also constructed a public image as an environmentalist, philanthropist and leader in corporate social responsibility. None of these portrayals are true to the legacy of community harm and environmental destruction that Beaty’s investments have wrought in Latin America.

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