The Greater Toronto Chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is hosting a Public Discussion Series on November 5, 2015 on Canadian involvement in the human rights abuses associated with the activities of Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America. Professor Shin Imai will be the speaker. Please see the email below for details:
TorontoNAJC is pleased to host Session #2 in our Public Discussion Series. Please mark the date and plan to attend.
TorontoNAJC Public Discussion Series Session #2
Are Canadian Miners Involved in Human Rights Abuses?
“Why you might want to take that Canadian flag off of your backpack”
Shin Imai, Lawyer and Professor, Osgoode Law Faculty, York University
Shin’s interest in human rights has taken him from the Sodan Kai in the redress movement,
to advocating for Aboriginal rights for Canadian Indians, to investigating human rights abuses in Latin America.
Canadians are vaguely aware that mining plays an important part in the Canadian economy, but most do not realize that Canada is the world centre for financing mining companies. There are numerous Canadian mining companies abroad. Murders, rapes, beatings and corruption have been associated with the activities of large and small Canadians companies operating in Latin America.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 7pm to 9:30pm
Hosaki Room, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre,
6 Garamond Court Toronto
Ron Shimizu, secretary