In the Face of A Conservative-Controlled Senate: An Update on Bill C-300

As Janet Bagnall reports, Bill C-300’s attempt to hold Canadian mining companies whose activities have had ‘adverse effects’ on local communities accountable for their actions may be threatened under a newly empowered Conservative Senate. John McKay, the liberal MP who introduced the bill last year, has stated his concern about his bill’s continued success in the face of Conservative opposition, despite the fact that it has already passed two out of three necessary readings. Under Conservative control, McKay has likened the possibility of bill receiving royal assent to “a Lord’s miracle” – painting a rather bleak picture for the future of C-300.

 

To read Bagnall’s article in full, visit The Gazette.


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