BC mining plans face protests

Over 100 protestors were outside a Vancouver convention centre Sunday protesting at the site of a mining conference.

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Over 100 protestors were outside a Vancouver convention centre Sunday protesting at the site of a mining conference.

The angry crowd said they do not want any new mining or pipelines on indigenous territory without full and fair negotiations.

The ruling B.C. Liberals have vowed to build eight new mines in the next four years to help improve B.C.’s economy.

At a press conference Monday, the Indigenous Network on Economics and Trade condemned those plans.

They’re especially concerned about efforts to resurrect the controversial Prosperity Mine which critics fear will destroy a sacred lake.

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