MPs delay debate on responsible mining bill
Liberal MP John McKay continues to face a barrage of criticism from Canada’s mining lobby over his modest bill to deny government financing to irresponsible mining operations. His private member’s bill, Bill C-300, will soon return for consideration by the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee. Hearings have been delayed in recent weeks as the committee deals with other pressing matters, such the recent crisis at the federal human rights agency, Rights and Democracy. McKay continues to rally widespread support for his bill from faith-based groups, including KAIROS, as well as environmental, global justice, labour and human rights organizations. Two KAIROS representatives appeared before the committee last November to express church support for the bill and highlight the positive impact it could have for our global partners in developing countries.
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Ian Thomson, Program Coordinator for Ecological Justice and Corporate Accountability
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