Nov 7, 2019 – Waddell Phillips lawyer Cory Wanless quoted in the New York Times regarding an attack against mine workers at a Canadian gold mine in West Africa. —

“It is highly distressing that Semafo made the decision to protect its expat workers by flying them to its mines precisely because of past attacks on ground convoys, and yet continues to rely on exposed ground convoys for its local workers,” Mr. Wanless said. “To me, this reeks of a Canadian company valuing the lives of Canadian and other Western expats over the lives of Africans.”

Waddell Phillips continues to support the need for legal accountability of Canadian mining companies for human rights abuses and other harms that occur in other nations.

Read the full article here.