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Canadian Roundtables on the Extractive Industries

Jamie Kneen

National Program Co-Lead

In October 2005, the Canadian government rejected the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to adopt concrete regulatory measures to end human rights and environmental abuses committed by Canadian mining companies abroad. However, the Government’s response did acknowledge a need for action and committed to a series of "multi-stakeholder roundtables". The roundtables ran from June to November, 2006. The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) was created to coordinate civil society participation -- check out its web site to find out more.