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Toronto Campus Confronts Mining Giant

Barrick Gold and the Munk Out of U of T Campaign

by Sakura Saunders & Peter Driftmier

A banner dropped at the Munk School of Global Affairs
A banner dropped at the Munk School of Global Affairs

Peter Munk is the founder and Chairman of Barrick Gold, the largest pure gold mining corporation in the world. The company is based in Toronto with mining operations spread globally. Munk recently donated twenty million dollars to the University of Toronto, promising future installments to equal fifteen million dollars. 

Sakura Saunders  is the editor of the website protest and is an organizer with the Munk Out of U of T campaign.

If you would like to sign on to the petition against the U of T donation, you can visit:

This interview was first broadcast on Worm's-Eye View: Grassroots News, on CJSF 90.1 FM. Worm's-Eye View brings alternative, community-oriented social justice programming to the Lower Mainland of BC. We are an collective-volunteer space for student and community journalists to learn and grow.

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I am a food justice community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. I have been making community radio since 2009 with Redeye on Vancouver Co-op Radio. When I'm not doing either of the above, I'm doing housework.

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