Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine - Yahoo! Canada News
It's because of acts like these that I could never really support big industries. They find ways to take people from their homes in poor countries and can now do it in countries where a man and his property are supposed to be protected by laws. I do not doubt that the people who justify companies moving into the Amazon and uprooting thousands of people will find a way to justify this blatant abuse of the law but at the very least consider the possibility that if your land is ever found to be standing on a piece of land a company wants, they probably will get it from you one way or another.Ken Masse's childhood house is the last obstacle standing in the way of a multibillion-dollar mining project in the town of Malartic. But he has refused to budge.
Masse, 35, balked at lucrative offers for his mother's home and stared down an expropriation order, even after the neighbourhood was transformed from residential area to wasteland.
But Masse's stance buckled Tuesday under a Superior Court judge's order that awarded Osisko Mining Corp. possession of the property.
This wasn't really about money for this guy. It was about principle. I wouldn't have moved out either. The environment is more valuable to me than the false and superficial value humans put on metals like gold. Hopefully he'll sue both the Canadian government AND this company for conspiring against him.