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Canadian Version of Conflict Minerals Legislation? | GreenSoft

Mar 29, 2013· The New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada is about to reintroduce legislation, modeled on the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to ensure Canadian companies are not using conflict minerals in their supply chain.

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Remembering Paul Dewar's stand on blood minerals | Ricochet

The proceeds from mineral sales in turn financed armed rebel groups (to the tune of $185 million U.S. in 2008, according to the U.S.-based NGO Enough Project) and provided the financial oxygen to a conflict (initially over land and politics) that has dragged on for more than two decades and killed over 5 …

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Conservatives oppose action on conflict minerals « Canada ...

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement following the defeat of his private member's bill on conflict minerals: "Last night, the Conservatives voted against cutting off a significant funding source for some of the most violent extremists in the world who have killed, raped, and injured millions ...

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The Conflict Minerals Act: What happens ... - STAND CANADA

Sep 13, 2014· Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act, is a Private Member's bill, introduced by NDP MP Paul Dewar. Although STAND Canada's campaign is centred around its second reading vote, it is just one step of several when it comes to making this bill a reality.

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NDP introduces conflict minerals bill to battle resource ...

OTTAWA – NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar has introduced a bill to fight the spread of so-called "conflict minerals" in the Democratic Republic of Congo — key components for ...

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Details on Canada's Conflict Minerals Act Defeat | GreenSoft

Sep 26, 2014· As we reported yesterday, the Canadian version of the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law was voted down this week. Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act, would have implemented the same due diligence responsibilities on companies that exist in the U.S. …

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NDP Conflict Minerals Bill Would Prevent Their Use In ...

OTTAWA - NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar has introduced a bill to fight the spread of so-called "conflict minerals" in the Democratic Republic of Congo — key components for cellphones ...

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NDP introduces bill for tighter controls on use of ...

Mar 26, 2013· NDP introduces bill for tighter controls on use of 'conflict minerals' in cellphones and laptops By Les Whittington Ottawa Bureau Tue., March 26, 2013 timer 2 min. read

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NDP to introduce federal bill on conflict minerals - The ...

Mar 25, 2013· The NDP is about to reintroduce legislation designed to ensure Canadian companies are not using conflict minerals in their supply chain – and …

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"Disclosures Put Conflict Minerals on Companies' Agenda ...

Mallinckrodt, a medical products firm, said only 35 percent of its suppliers responded to a survey about mineral sourcing. Sigma-Aldrich had somewhat better success, but still couldn't declare itself conflict-free. It determined that 231 of its 138,000 products contained at least one of the four minerals.

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Charmaine Borg - Wikipedia

Charmaine Borg is a Canadian politician who served as the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Terrebonne—Blainville in Quebec from 2011 to 2015.. Borg was born on 3 November 1990 in Oakville, Ontario as one of seven children, though her family moved to Keswick, Ontario when she was one year old. She is of Franco-Ontarian and Maltese descent, and is fully …

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What are conflict minerals?

Note: Conflict minerals can be extracted at many different locations around the world including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The SEC rules define conflict minerals as 3TG metals, wherever extracted. For example, tin extracted in Canada, Russia or Argentina is considered a conflict mineral …

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Draft MINING AND MINERAL POLICY FOR UGANDA 2018

Draft Mining & Mineral Policy for Uganda 2018 pg. iii PREAMBLE The Minerals sub-sector has over the years registered tremendous progress and investment attractiveness as a result of the implementation of the Mineral Policy of Uganda 2001. This performance notwithstanding, the sub-sector has faced challenges largely due to its dynamic

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The lessons we can all learn from the brave women of the ...

Jewelry and electronics companies use 'conflict minerals' from these regions to keep their prices down. And consumers buy their products. Governments also refuse to take a stand. In 2014, the Conservative majority in Canada's Parliament defeated the conflict minerals bill of NDP member Paul Dewar.

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Smartphones: Blood stains at our fingertips - The Globe ...

Dec 03, 2010· On April 11, 2009, NDP MP Paul Dewar's plane touched down in what is sometimes referred to as the rape capital of the world: The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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New Democrats take action to end the use of ... - Canada's NDP

"Adopting this bill will make Canada a leader in fighting conflict minerals," said NDP MP Charmaine Borg, who seconded the bill. "This bill will empower Canadians to make more informed choices as consumers and it will ensure that Canadian-made products are conflict-free."

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Pacific Booker Minerals and their quest to develop ...

Jun 23, 2020· In 2002, Pacific Booker Minerals began the formal environmental assessment process required to obtain Ministerial certification for Morrison Mine, their proposed copper and gold mine near Smithers, BC. A decade later, after $10 million worth of consultations, meetings, and assessments, the company decided to proceed to the next stage of the certification process.

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Canada Fails to Take Action to Reduce Trade in Conflict ...

Oct 30, 2014· C-486 was introduced by Paul Dewar, New Democratic Party (NDP) MP and Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs in March 2013. It had the intention of aligning Canada with other ongoing international efforts to reduce the trade in conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries through mineral supply ...

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Conflict Minerals | Republic of Mining | Page 6

This isn't because Worstall supports conflict minerals – he doesn't – but because he thinks that we can prevent conflict minerals from being used for 300-400 times less money. Fundamentally, this is a debate about how best to create supply chain transparency, an essential component of …

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NDP introduces bill to battle 'conflict minerals' in Congo ...

Mar 26, 2013· OTTAWA - NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar has introduced a bill to fight the spread of so-called "conflict minerals" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The Conflict Minerals Act Campaign - STAND CANADA

Bill C-486. Introduced on March 26th 2013 by MP Paul Dewar (NDP), Bill C-486(the Conflict Minerals Act), is set to go to a Second Reading vote currently scheduled for September 17th, 2014.This legislation would require Canadian companies that use designated minerals originating in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (which contains the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and several other ...

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The Congo's tin soldiers (Blood Minerals) – by Jennifer ...

Jul 03, 2011· Canadians will be getting their own legislative update on conflict minerals soon. NDP MP Paul Dewar intends to retable his Trade in Conflict Minerals Act in September, which in part defines "due diligence" as supply-chain tracking, from mineral extraction to final utilization. Dewar is reaching out to civil society organizations to support ...

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NDP-10 - Yamada Diaphragm NDP-10 Series. Ideal for pumping volatile or inflammable liquids in hazardous areas; Download Datasheet. Download Datasheet. Certificates. Conflict Minerals Policy for Sheffield Site. UKAS-0043 Certificate for Sheffield Site. UKAS-0043 …

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Conflict in the DRC: what's in your cellphone? - Free ...

Dec 01, 2013· * Request a presentation on conflict minerals at your church by contacting [email protected] * Sign the petition in support of the Conflict Minerals Act (Bill 0-486) at petition.ndp. ca/conflictfree. Read the full text of the bill at parl.gc.ca by searching '0-486'. * Contact your MP to voice your concern about conflict in the DRC.

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Dewar looks to make Canada first country to ... - iPolitics

Mar 26, 2013· NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar tabled a new bill Tuesday that will look to turn guidelines developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to end the trade of conflict minerals into Canadian law.

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Expectation - The INFORMATION hUB - Home

Mr. Dewar hopes Canada follows that lead. In late September, he introduced Bill C-571, which would create a "due diligence mechanism" to ensure Canadian companies are not purchasing conflict minerals. In Canada, the mining finance capital of the world, such rules would go a long way toward disrupting the conflict coltan trade.

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"NDP Introduces Conflict Minerals Bill to Battle Resource ...

NDP introduces conflict minerals bill--OTTAWA - NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar has introduced a bill to fight the spread of so-called "conflict minerals" in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- key components for cellphones, computers and a myriad of devices.

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Canada's New Democrats propose law on conflict minerals ...

Mar 26, 2013· The legislation also provides a method for sourcing minerals responsibly from conflict-torn areas. NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar first proposed the bill in the fall of 2010 but it fell off ...

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