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18 June 2007

A Mined Democracy: The Philippines is rife with political violence, but Canadian mining companies don't seem to mind

Author: Dylan Fraser, The Dominion [Canada]

Ranked second in the world for political killings…the Philippines is not a shining light of democracy…Canadian trade with the Philippines tops one billion dollars per year…and investment in the mining sector has been singled-out…for Canadian firms’...

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1 May 2007

[PDF] Barrick's Dirty Secrets: Communities Worldwide Respond to Gold Mining's Impacts

Author: CorpWatch

This report...presents numerous examples in which Barrick's interests and the interests of the communities in which they operate are pitted directly against each other. From avoiding responsibility for the destructive environmental legacy of their...

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30 April 2007
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Author: CorpWatch

Este informe, perfil de Barrick Gold, la mayor empresa minera aurífera del mundo, es una ilustración de los problemas que causa en la actualidad la industria del oro. En estas páginas, se presentan numerosos ejemplos donde los intereses de Barrick y...

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10 April 2007

UN Body Holds Canada Responsible for Corporations’ Actions Abroad

Author: Mark Cherrington, World Indigenous News

In a groundbreaking decision, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has told Canada that it must rein in Canadian corporations operating on Indian land in the United States. The finding, issued in early March,...

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29 March 2007
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29 March 2007

[PDF] Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries - Advisory Group Report

Author: National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility - Advisory Group to Govt. of Canada

The central recommendation in the report concerns the development of a Canadian CSR Framework. Advisory Group members urge the Government of Canada, in cooperation with key stakeholders, to adopt a set of CSR Standards that Canadian extractive-sector...

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29 March 2007
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Author: Tables rondes nationales sur la responsabilité sociale - Groupe consultatif au Gouvernement du Canada

La recommandation centrale du rapport concerne l’élaboration d’un cadre canadien de RSE. Les membres du groupe consultatif demandent instamment au gouvernement du Canada d’adopter, en coopération avec les intervenants clés, une série de normes de RSE...

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1 March 2007

[PDF] The Operation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in a World of Corporate and Other Codes of Conduct

Author: Jane Nelson, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

[With chapters on "The Growing Role & Importance of NGOs"; "NGOs & the Extractive Sector"; "NGO Accountability; "Strategies for Co-operative NGO-business engagment"] [Refers to Chevron, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Lafarge, Rhodia, EDF, SCA, Eni,...

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1 June 2006

United States: Oxfam America assessment of collection, verification & disclosure of US oil, gas & mining revenues

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "Transparency Begins at Home - An Assessment of United States Revenue Transparency and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Requirements"

Author: Paul Bugala, Oxfam America for Publish What You Pay United States

The United States has an extensive, if not comprehensive, bureaucratic system intended to collect, verify and disclose the benefit streams it is due from its extractive industries (EI) and to compel EI firms to disclose their payments. The components...

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