Noisy ‘welcome’ for Imperial Metals shareholders

Photos by Murray Bush, Flux Photos.

Photos by Murray Bush, Flux Photos.

by Murray Bush/flux photo, Vancouver Media Coop, May 2015

OAST SALISH TERRITORY –  Imperial Metals, the mining company responsible for the Mount Polley Mine tailings disaster, held its Annual General Meeting in downtown Vancouver today.

The meeting had to be held behind police lines to keep shareholders from hearing directly from opponents of their mining plans – environmentalists, community members, activists and peoples of the Secwepemc, Tahltan, Wet’suwet’en, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht nations.

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Secwepemc elder Wolverine speaks against Imperial Metals.

Secwepemc elder Wolverine speaks against Imperial Metals.

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Speaker after speaker denounced the company’s claims that it has “cleaned up” the tailing pond breach disaster from the Mount Polley Mine and that it should reopen the mine along with new mines.

Reports say the shareholder meeting had to be shutdown early because of the noise from outside.

For more photos check out the link:

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/photo/noisy-welcome-imperial-metals-shareholders/33592

Posted on May 28, 2015, in Mining and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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