The Ajax mine is a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine that would be situated at the southern limits of the City of Kamloops, BC.
The mine is proposed by KGHM International, a subsidiary to a Polish multinational that is based in Vancouver, Canada’s mining headquarters.
The project would bring 1,800 construction jobs and 500 full time mining jobs once completed.
If you feel like you’re having deja vu, you might be:
This mine has been proposed and pushed for by advocates for several years now and, in what is becoming a typically Canadian experience, it still hasn’t been built yet.
There is opposition to the project coming from foreign-funded activist groups, the First Nations activist class and sadly, also from the city of Kamloops with the city council voting against supporting the project just this week.
Watch as I show you why the politicians opposing this project are so wrong.
Also ridiculous is the position of a local First Nations group who say that while the environmental assessment uses science, it doesn’t take into consideration the spiritual and cultural value of the land to the First Nation.
We need to stop the civic political posturing, the over-the-top claims from First Nations activists who don’t represent the working men and women of their communities — and let's build this mine.