OTTAWA – Following troubling reports of the massive, environmentally devastating fires currently tearing through the Amazon, the Trudeau government is expressing deep concern that the fires might also harm Canadian-owned resource extraction projects in the area.
“The Amazon rainforest produces twenty percent of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere and is one of the main carbon sinks humanity relies upon to keep greenhouse gases in check. But, far more importantly, it’s also home to several profitable Canadian owned mines. Literally gold mines. What will become of them?” asked Trudeau in a press conference to address the current emergency.
In the midst of environmental upheaval and an unprecedented threat to humanity’s future, Trudeau wants Canada’s mining companies operating overseas to know that his government will do whatever it can to see them through this difficult period.
“Just because Canadian mining firms have a long history of perpetrating human rights abuses abroad, we don’t want them to worry that will in any way affect our support for them during this challenging time. To the contrary, my government has made it clear that’s not now and has never been an issue for us,” Trudeau said.
“So please, if you are a Canadian owned gold mine affected by the fires, if they have halted your ability to poison nearby waterways, or bribe local officials, or hire mercenaries to harass and assault the populace, let the Canadian embassy know and we will work tirelessly to continue to not stop you from doing any of that.”