Mining regions are the most polluted by toxic products in Quebec. Some mining companies not hesitate to prosecute citizens and groups that attack in Canada, which is considered as strategic persecution against public participation SLAPP in English. 171 Companies cited in the report, which analyzes 171 incidents or conflicts of social or environmental nature that occurred between 1999 and 2009, 34% are Canadian mining companies. These are at the center of the larger conflicts. 63% of the incidents highlighted in this study are from mining companies from five countries. Canadian companies only, are responsible for 33% of conflicts, i.e.
four times more than the attributed to the companies of the India and Australia (8%), followed by the American and British mining companies (6%). Globally, Canadian mining companies monopolize 75% of all social venues of this industry in the world. We added in the analysis, all the incidents attributed to Canadian mining companies, 60% are conflicts with members of local communities and 40% play various forms of deterioration of the environment. Finally, 30% of these incidents are the fact of attitudes contrary to ethics, often involving private security agencies. Only 13% of cases, are related to labour dispute. Incidents analyzed in this study come from public denunciations from humanitarian groups (65%) of local organizations (25%), Governments (national (22%), of social protests of the affected area (21%), of means of communication (21%), international government agencies (15%), courts (13%) and sources (University (8%).
The authors of the study rejected all cases where the information can not be corroborated by various sources. 124 Societies analysed who publish their annual reports on the Internet, 78% stick in various ways to the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) companies. By virtue of this concept, the companies integrate social and environmental concerns and economic activities with the population, but on a voluntary basis. In short, it is a form of implementation of sustainable development principles particularly useful in countries that have no or few social or environmental standards or where the rotten regimes not applied them very interesting and significant information indicating us over than the authors of the report when it says: that of all evidence, Canadian mining companies and exploration companies must change strategy if they want to improve their relations with the communities, Governments, civil society and the attenuation of the risks caused by their activities.