June 4th, 2009
Newsfeed: Controversial Colombian trade bill stalls
Small victory in fight against Bill C-23
Opponents of the proposed Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) celebrated a victory last week when the Conservative government removed Bill C-23 from the legislative agenda pending an independent human rights assessment. But with Colombian President Álvaro Uribe scheduled to visit Montreal on June 8, human rights activists say that the struggle is far from over.
CSR Response Criticized
By Lee Berthiaume
June 3, 2009
The government’s plan to address corporate social responsibility concerns in Canada’s extractive industry abroad is wholly inadequate, Liberal MP John McKay told the Commons’ Foreign Affairs committee on May 25.
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Continued Pressure on Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement essential
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade in Ottawa June 10th in an effort to shore up support for Bill C-23, implementation legislation for the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
Did a US company hire a Colombian paramilitary group?
A lawsuit alleges that Drummond Company paid a right-wing paramilitary for protection.
By Nadja Drost - GlobalPost
Published: May 30, 2009 11:47 ET
Updated: May 31, 2009 12:06 ET
BOGOTA - There is a railway line in northern Colombia where cars laden with coal rumble from the parched flatlands surrounding an open-pit mine across verdant swaths of coastal plains to a port on the Atlantic.
Latin Busines Chronicle
Monday, May 04, 2009
Mining: Mexican Make-Over
Foreign mining operations in Latin America can be reputational powder kegs unless companies work hard at building local community relations and goodwill
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Issues: Bill C-300
Week of May 28, 2009, Issue #710
A step forward on corporate social responsibility
Marie-Claude Poirier / www.devp.org
In the autumn of 2005, Norway's Council on Ethics began investigating the use of a natural river system to transport and dispose of mine waste in Papua New Guinea. Accused of far-reaching environmental destruction, Canadian mining company Barrick Gold and its Porgera mine's tailings disposal system were placed under close scrutiny.
Nafta has been bad for the US and Mexico and should be renegotiated, Kevin Gallagher and Timothy Wise
Nafta has been bad for the US and Mexico and should be renegotiated
Kevin Gallagher and Timothy Wise
This article was first published on guardian.co.uk at 11.34 GMT on Thursday 1 January 2009. It was last updated at 11.34 GMT on Thursday 1 January 2009.
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Kathy Price, Campaigner (Colombia, Mexico and Central America)
Amnesty International Canada (English Speaking Branch)
Letters urgently needed ahead of imminent second reading of legislation to implement the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement
Fair trade better than free trade for Colombia
May 21, 2009 04:30 AM
Right Rev. David Giuliano
Moderator of The United Church of Canada
The growing debate about Canada's free-trade deal with Colombia has me thinking about the people I met there during a visit in February 2008 – people and communities whose futures will be impacted by the kind of agreements we make with their government.