Amnesty International’s Brief in support of Bill C-300
An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries
Presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
6 November 2009
Amnesty strongly supports the important purpose of Bill C-300 - ensuring “that corporations engaged in mining, oil or gas activities and receiving support from the Government of Canada act in a manner consistent with international environmental best practices and with Canada’s commitments to international human rights standards.” Amnesty ultimately believes not only that human rights can be good for business, but also that business can be good for human rights. For these reasons, Amnesty strongly supports Bill C-300 and urges all Members of Parliament to vote in favour of this important legislation.