Goldcorp’s Annual General Meeting in Vancouver Attracts Protests

At least 200 Demonstrators gathered at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on Wednesday to protest Goldcorp’s presence in developing countries.

Protesters staged a marriage between Premier Christy Clark and “Mr. MetalCorp,” who declared that he had enjoyed a longstanding, mutually beneficial relationship with the Canadian state. After about an hour under the cool morning sun, the group made a break towards the hotel. Chants along with the drums and brass of the marching band echoed up through the lobby and could be heard right into the meeting room.

‘It was so amazing. It was just as David Deisley got into his report on Corporate Social Responsibility: this huge cheer went up, and it was sustained all the way through his speech,’ said Jennifer Moore, who is Latin America Program Coordinator with MiningWatch Canada and was inside the AGM.

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