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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Philippe Le Billon

Philippe Le Billon is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. He is co-author of Oil (Polity Press, 2013) and of Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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Philippe Le Billon

Exporting Dispossession?

Through Canada’s global mining dominance, domestic rules have world-wide effects May 2013
On September 27, 2009, local Mayan community leader Adolfo Ich Chamán—an outspoken critic of mining impacts on his community—died during violent clashes near his home in El Estor, Guatemala. In a suit brought before the Ontario Superior Court, Ich’s widow alleges that he was snatched, beaten and ultimately shot by private security personnel employed by the nearby…