Tues May 11 –Sweetheart Deals Favoring Mining Corps over Taxpayers – Robyn Allan

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Robin Allan Image: Georgia Straight
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Mount Polley mie tailing pond dam failure. Image: CBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Jane Bouey @janebouey

GUESTS:

Starts at 1:20 min mark Introduction, local and international news, and weather.

21: 00 min mark Joey Hartman – Vancouver and District Labour Council –  Winnipeg General Strike, Workplace Harassment, Queen Alexander School Fundraising Banquet

41:00 min mark Robyn Allan – The BC government is enabling a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation – leaving taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion, a new report shows.  The Union of BC Indian Chiefs has released an in-depth study days after a scathing report by Auditor General Carol Bellringer detailed a damning failure of the province’s environment monitoring of mines and failure to ensure companies are liable for the cost of accidents and remediation. Author of the study – economist Robyn Allan. @robynallan  @UBCIC

Music – Erin Costello, Buffy Sainte Marie

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