Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vancouver event - Canada as Global Citizen: Is Bill C-300 the Answer

Amnesty International - Business & Human Rights Presents:

Canada as Global Citizen:

Is Bill C-300 the Answer?

Tuesday September 8th, 2009 / 6pm

SFU Harbour Centre – 7000 Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room

In our rapidly globalizing world, Canadians are increasingly concerned with corporate, social and environmental responsibility, and demand that the activities of corporations operating abroad do not violate basic human rights.

Liberal M.P. John McKay will speak about Bill C-300, an Act designed to hold Canadian companies accountable for their activities in resource extractive industries (Mining, Oil or Gas) in Developing Countries. This evening event will allow expert panelists to discuss the issues in-depth and take questions that test the strength, breadth and effectiveness of the Act.

Learn about what YOU can do today to ensure that Canadian companies receiving support from the Government of Canada (Canadian Pension Plan / Export Development Canada) respect and promote international environmental best practices and human rights standards.

Presentations and Panel Experts representing:

  •  John McKay - Liberal MP, author of Bill C-300
  •  Fiona Koza - Amnesty International Canada
  •  Jennifer Coulson – Northwest & Ethical Funds, Shareholder Action Program
  •  Graham Allen – Lawyer, EDC Policy Analyst

Date: Tuesday September 8th, 2009

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Location: SFU Harbour Centre – 7000 Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room

Address: 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Cost: By donation

RSVP with any questions to karr.stephen@gmail.com