Click above to read John's questions to the Conservative government asking why they spent $180,000 of taxpayers money to keep an essentially vacant office open for PR purposes.
Liberal MP John McKay posed written House question on cost of running 'toothless, Potemkin office' CBC News | Politics
Click above to read John's article in the National Post about Canada's foreign aid spending and the Conservative's new aid priority: "Poor people are out, businesses are in."
A mining watchdog agency that was supposed to hold Canadian companies accountable for their actions overseas has done little to protect communities abroad, critics say.
Corporate Knights contributor Lyndsie Bourgon criticizes the lack of regulation around the activities of Canadian mining companies operating internationally. She points to Bill C-300, which was defeated in the fall of 2009 as a missed opportunity to clean up Canada's reputation.
Embassy Magazine Editor Jim Creskey praises John McKay's efforts to improve Canada's reputation by advocating for improved human rights in the mining industry with his "Responsible Mining Bill." Click above to read the article
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Click above to read the Globe and Mail article by Marcus Gee on the Canadian extractive industry abroad featuring John McKay. "When told that The Globe is doing a piece on the laws governing misbehaviour by Canadian companies in foreign countries, John McKay laughs. “That’ll be a short article,” he says. “There aren’t any...”
Click to view the speech moving third reading of John McKay's Responsible Mining Bill on September 20th, 2010.
Click above to read the In Memoriam in the November 27, 2010 edition of the Globe & Mail newspaper for Mariano Abarca Roblero, a mining activist who was killed in Mexico in 2009.
Follow the link to watch John McKay on Business News Network discussing the future of Corporate Social Responsibility, November 10, 2010
Click above to read the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's Don Hutchinson's article praising John McKay's various contributions to Canadian public life, including his latest effort, the Responsible Mining Bill.
A big thank you to all of the Canadians and people abroad who spent innumerable hours writing, calling and meetingwith MPs, attending rallies and raising awareness about The Responsible Mining Bill and CSR. Although defeated the struggle to hold mining companies to account will go on and I look forward to working together again soon. Sincerely, John McKay MP
Tune in to CPAC on Tuesday at 6:30pm and Wednesday at 5:30pm (EST) to watch the final debate and vote on John McKay's Bill C-300, The Reposnsible Mining Bill. Click above for the link to the CPAC website.
Visit the Gallery for photos from the rally in support of John McKay Responsible Mining Bill, October 19th, 2010