Bill C-300 Corporate Accountability of Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations in Developing Countries Act

October 22, 2009 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Canadian Charity Law, Global Giving, CIDA

The purpose of the proposed “Corporate Accountability of Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations in Developing Countries Act” is to “ensure that corporations engaged in mining, oil or gas activities and receiving support from the Government of Canada act in a manner consistent with international environmental best practices and with Canada’s commitments to international human rights standards.”  If you want to read the text of the proposed act see:  http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=3658424&Language=e&Mode=1&File=27#1

Here are some articles or notes in favour of C-300

The author of the bill:
http://www.johnmckaymp.on.ca/newsshow.asp?int_id=80507

The Catholic charity Development and Peace:
http://www.devp.org/lifebeforeprofit/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/bill-300-talking-points-final12.doc

Mining Watch
http://www.miningwatch.ca/en/bill-c-300-corporate-accountability-activities-mining-oil-or-gas-corporations-developing-countries

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.ca/dignity/resources/Bill%20C-300%20Backgrounder.pdf

Public Service Alliance of Canada
http://www.mediacoop.ca/blog/moira-peters/1908

Here are some that are opposed:

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
http://www.pdac.ca/pdac/publications/na/pdf/090812-bill-c-300-position-statement.pdf

Fasken Martineau’s mining group
http://www.fasken.com/files/Publication/b7267ac4-e6f4-4edc-a2fd-030456fbacd4/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/99a7581f-ff68-4c4d-8b27-05a086ed4fbb/Bill%20C-300%20threatens%20Canadas%20Extractive%20Industries%20-%20Bourassa.pdf

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Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit http://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca or http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca He can be contacted at or at 416-361-1982.

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