Tag Archives: Bill C-300

Green Mining or Green Washing? Corporate Social Responsibility and the Mining Sector in Canada (MiningWatch)

This article was written, translated and published in French in the journal  En Question (No 102, Sept 2012). Citing a number of mining projects in Canada, it questions current practices and frameworks associated with ‘corporate social responsibility’.   [From the … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Sanction: Canadian Extractive Companies and their Public Partners (Halifax Initiative)

Article prepared for the ‘Global Capital, Global Rights’ workshop convened by SFU and UBC. The text discusses civil society efforts in support of Bill C-300, legislation that sought to create accountability mechanisms regarding the provision of government support to Canadian … Continue reading

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For Canadian companies overseas, a corporate heart of darkness (Globe)

Globe article following the defeat of Bill C-300. Outlines industry lobbying for ‘voluntary’ guidelines, Canada’s implementation of a “toothless” Corporate Responsibility Counsellor, and Canada’s lax laws relative to other jurisdictions. [From the article by Marcus Gee:] When told that The Globe is … Continue reading

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Snake oil and the Myth of Corporate Social Responsibility (Canadian Dimension)

This detailed article outlines failed attempts to regulate Canada’s extractive industry via Bill C-300, and critiques the concept of voluntary ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’. It also outlines human rights complaints against Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals in Guatemala. Additional links and resources are included at the end.   [From the article … Continue reading

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Suppressed Report Confirms International Violations by Canadian Mining Companies (MiningWatch)

Mining watch press release, with link to a leaked report indicating higher rates of violations by Canadian mining companies, than by companies headquartered elsewhere.   [From the release:] (Ottawa) A report obtained by MiningWatch Canada reveals that Canadian mining companies are implicated … Continue reading

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