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Bill C-300 to go to third reading vote in April

The Council of Canadians supports Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries.

The Globe and Mail reports today that C-300 could be voted on in the House of Commons as early as this April. “The bill passed second reading last year and work on it is expected to resume this week.”

The newspaper highlights that the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada opposes the bill and will be using its conference with thousands of delegates in Toronto this week to renew an advertising and letter-writing campaign against it. Barrick Gold Corp., Goldcorp Inc., and Kinross Gold Corp. have also been vocal opponents.

To take action at this critical time, go to ACTION ALERT: Support Bill C-300 to hold Canadian mining companies accountable at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=2378.