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[PDF] Statement by Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Mining Association of Canada on the Defeat of Bill C-300

Author: Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Mining Association of Canada, Published on: 27 October 2010

Canada’s mining and exploration industry, which employs more than 306,000 Canadians, is pleased that the Parliament of Canada saw the importance of defeating bill C-300, a fundamentally flawed private members bill that would have damaged Canada’s exploration and mining industry and jeopardized jobs...Canada’s mining and exploration industry is already actively engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility practices...Canada’s competitors would have used the passage of bill C-300 as a tool to undermine the competitiveness of Canadian firms...Frivolous or vexatious claims would have been filed against Canadian firms by competitive interests...Through our CSR initiatives, we work in partnership with community groups, governments and on the ground organizations to build capacity, provide infrastructure and social services...Companies are subject to all in-country laws and are held to high expectations by numerous domestic and international institutions...

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