The Blue Planet Project is working with allies including The Council of Canadians, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, MiningWatch Canada, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, United Church of Canada, SalvAide and the National Resources Council of Maine to raise awareness about community resistance to Canadian mining in communities across the country.

Community activists from El Salvador will be on a North American speaking tour in March and April dubbed “Water is More Precious than Gold” to share stories from the frontlines about the ecologically and socially devastating impacts of metal mining in the region, the heroic efforts to have metal mining banned in the country and the ways in which the mining industry is bullying their way into Latin American communities.

Attend a public event in your community and join the campaign to defend water against mega mining in El Salvador.

‘Water is More Precious than Gold’ speaking tour events:


Local tour organizers can download the poster template to promote the tour in their area (PDF, 237kb).

British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec dates with Vidalina Morales

  • March 10, noon, Kamloops
    The Smorgasbord Deli
    225-7th Ave
  • March 11, 7 pm, Vancouver
    733 Beatty Street
  • March 13, 7 pm, Victoria
    Cadboro Bay United Church
    2625 Arbutus Rd
  • March 14, 12:30 pm, Parksville
    Knox United Church
    345 Pym Street
  • March 16, 3 pm, London
    Room 103 Labatt Hall (LH103)
    Kings University College
    266 Epworth Ave.
  • March 17, 12:15 pm, Guelph
    Dublin St. United Church, Hallman Room
    68 Suffolk St. W.
  • March 19, 7 pm, Toronto
    Palmerston Public Library Theatre
    560 Palmerston Avenue
  • March 20, 7 pm, Peterborough
    St. James United Church
    221 Romaine St.
  • March 21, 7 pm, Ottawa
    St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall
    151 Laurier Ave. E.
  • March 22, 11:30 am, Gatineau
    Cafetería Tonik de la UQO, campus Alexandre-Taché
  • March 23, 6 pm, Kingston
    Salvadoran Canadian Association’s annual Romero dinner
    St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 137 Queen St.  Cost: $25 per person, $15 for students and underemployed. Limited number of tickets available. Reserve by calling Ignacio Melgar 613-542-4237 or email Terry Bridges at
  • March 24, 2 pm, Kingston
    Room 12, Dunning Hall, Queen’s University

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick dates with Sandra Carolina Ascencio

  • March 21, 1-6pm and March 22, 9-6pm, Montreal
    “Plan Nord, Plans Sud: Expansion minière canadienne: la criminalization de la résistance dans les Amériques”
    Location: UQAM Recommended donation $5 Contact Stéphanie Schwanen at
  • March 24, 7 pm, Halifax
    Weldon Law Building, Rm. 104
    6061 University Avenue
  • March 25, 7 pm, Mahone Bay
    Mahone Bay Centre
    45 School Street
  • March 26, 7 pm, Tatamagouche
    Tatamagouche Centre
  • March 27, 1:30 pm, Sackville
    Room 106, Sir James Dunn Building, Mount Allison University
  • March 27, 6:30 pm, Moncton
    Peace Centre, Central United Church
    150 Queen St.
  • March 28, 7 pm, Fredericton
    Parlour, Wilmot United Church
    473 King St.

U.S. Tour Dates

  • March 29, 7 pm, Bangor, ME
    Unitarian Universalist Church
    120 Park St
  • April 1, 11 am, Augusta, ME
    Natural Resource Council of Maine Office
    3 Wade St.
  • April 1, 6:30 pm, Portland, ME
    Shep Lee Lecture Hall, Wishcamper Center,  University Of Southern Maine
    34 Bedford Street
  • April 2 & 3 – Boston, MA
    Details available soon
  • April 4, 7 pm, Union City, NJ
    Centro Comunitario Salvadoreno (CEUS) (Facebook event)
    4511 New York Av.
  • April 5-10 – Washington, DC
    Details available soon

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