'Free pass in the Yukon': Yukon NDP raises concerns over Newmont's mining work in other countries


The Yukon government needs to consider Newmont Corporation’s questionable track record in other countries, according to the NDP’s house leader. 

“Allegations of human rights abuses have followed this corporation wherever they go,” said Emily Tredger, noting that there’s a laundry list of concerns over how the company has operated in Peru, specifically. 

“While the local mining industry keeps pushing for ethical, sustainable practices, this government continues to allow multi-billion-dollar parent companies that commit human rights abuses outside of Canada to do business in the territory.”

Newmont’s Coffee Gold project, south of Dawson City, cleared an environmental assessment in March. The company proposes to build a large gold mine capable of

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