Barrick Gold Chairman Peter Munk Defends Augusto Pinochet & Gang Rape in New Guinea

Barrick Gold Chairman Peter Munk Defends Augusto Pinochet & Gang Rape in New Guinea

Excerpt from "The Ugly Canadian Digs In," by Yves  Engler, TheTyee.ca, 21 Nov 2012

By late 2011 the Toronto-based CSR Counsellor's office had received only two complaints, noted CBC.ca,

...one of which was dropped because the mining corporation chose not to undergo the voluntary investigation....

The person [Conservative Party Trade Minister] Stockwell Day appointed as the initial CSR Counsellor, Marketa Evans, was the founding director of the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies. Established with funding from Peter Munk, chairman and founder of Barrick Gold, the billionaire maintained significant influence over the Centre with its director reporting to a board set up by the Munk family. Munk espoused far-right political views. He defended Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and virulently attacked Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. In a March 2011 Globe and Mail interview he dismissed criticism of Barrick's security force in Papua New Guinea, which led Norway's pension fund to divest from the company, by claiming "gang rape is a cultural habit" in that country.

Full story: http://thetyee.ca/Books/2012/11/21/Ugly-Canadian/

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if gang rape is a cultural habit there, then he should have made sure that his security forces consisted of men who were nonconformists but when chastity is not considered important in men anything is possible to go wrong.

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