Bill Longstaff: John Baird, Barrick Gold, and the corruption of democracy

In February, John Baird, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced his resignation from cabinet and as an MP. Within two months he was on Barrick Gold’s international advisory board, the board of the CPR, and an international advisor to Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li. He is expected to receive $235,000 in compensation from the CPR. ...

A Different Point of View....: Pension funds and church rebelover excessive corporate salaries

A shareholder revolt at struggling Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold producer, will hopefully lead to protests that will encourage the Canadian government and business to introduce limits on out-of-control executive pay. The public just learned that Barrick paid an enormous signing bonus of $11.9-million to high-flying international executive John Thornton, its new co-chair, last ...

The Canadian Progressive: MiningWatch Canada: Rape Victims Must Sign Away Rights to Get Remedy From Barrick Gold

by Mining Watch Canada | Jan. 30, 2013 Ottawa – Washington, D.C. – Oxford –  Following years of denial, Barrick Gold is implementing a remedy program for victims of rape by employees of its Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In order to receive a remedy package, women must enter into ...