Canada: Bill C-300 Heads Back To Standing Committee
Article by Richard King
When the House of Commons re-opens on March 3, 2010, Bill C-300 (the Corporate Accountability of Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations in Developing Countries Act) will be back in front of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development for 60 days.
Canada Moves to Oversee Mining Firms
By Emilio Godoy , IPS
Amidst allegations that Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America have been complicit in the murders and harassment of labot activists, several positive developments in Canada are seen as a source of hope that firms may begin to be held accountable on human rights and environmental questions.
Ecuadorans in court over Canadian mine
Three Ecuadoran villagers were in a Toronto court Thursday, trying to preserve their lawsuit against a Vancouver-based copper mining company.
Villagers filed a $1 billion human rights lawsuit last year against Copper Mesa Mining Corp., two of its directors and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Kill the Avatar Bill!
Peter Foster, Financial Post Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
That's the cry at this week's annual meeting of The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada in Toronto. Not quite in those words, mind you, but the private member's bill in question, C-300, is based on the same lurid anti-capitalist, anti-mining fantasies that provided the psychic substructure for James Cameron's mega-grossing but Oscar-short movie.
Make the Canadian mining industry more accountable
Catherine Coumans Research Co-ordinator, MiningWatch Canada
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) annual convention is one of the largest gatherings of mining interests in the world.
PDAC 2010: Miners unite against Bill C-300
March 08, 2010 by Pamela Heaven
Canada's mining leadership put up a united front at PDAC Monday to fight a private member's bill they say will "seriously harm" the industry if passed into law.
While most private member's bills fail to pass, the fact that PDAC has gone to considerable effort to hold a press conference, plaster anti-C-300 buttons, signs and assorted literature all over the convention floor shows just how seriously they take this issue.
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LATIN AMERICA: Canada Moves to Oversee Mining Firms
MEXICO CITY, Mar 5, 2010 (IPS) - Amidst allegations that Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America have been complicit in the murders and harassment of activists, several positive developments in Canada are seen as a source of hope that firms may begin to be held accountable on human rights and environmental questions.
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Facing more controls
Jim Middlemiss, Financial Post Published: Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Governments around the world are looking at their mining laws with the likely result that miners will face even more regulatory burdens in the future, despite already being one of the world's most regulated industries.
One need look no further than the Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas Corporations in Developing Countries act in Canada.
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GUATEMALA: Anti-Mine Activists Encouraged by Canadian Ruling
GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 16 (IPS) - Ecologists in Guatemala see a recent ruling by Canada's Supreme Court, which ordered Canadian mining companies to carry out rigorous environmental assessments, as a positive precedent that could help improve environmental controls over the mining industry in this Central American country.