Guest speaker Hon. John McKay PC

  • Dates:
    Apr 15, 2010
  • Event Type:
    Luncheon Meeting
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CIM Toronto Branch

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Rick Hutson
rick@cjstafford.com
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On February 9, 2009 John McKay introduced his latest Private Member’s Bill C- 300 to the House of Commons. The

Bill has currently passed second reading and is before the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee.

According to Mr. McKay, “Bill C- 300 will promote responsible environmental practices and international human rights

standards on the part of Canadian mining, oil and gas corporations in developing countries. The purpose of this Act is

to ensure that corporations engaged on 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. The Act gives the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International

Trade the responsibility of holding corporations accountable for their practices by submitting annual reports to the

House of Commons and the Senate for review.”

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On February 9, 2009 John McKay introduced his latest Private Member’s Bill C- 300 to the House of Commons. The

Bill has currently passed second reading and is before the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee.

According to Mr. McKay, “Bill C- 300 will promote responsible environmental practices and international human rights

standards on the part of Canadian mining, oil and gas corporations in developing countries. The purpose of this Act is

to ensure that corporations engaged on 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. The Act gives the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International

Trade the responsibility of holding corporations accountable for their practices by submitting annual reports to the

House of Commons and the Senate for review.”