Press Release: Liberal MP John McKay skeptical of Government “action” on extractive industry transparency
'OTTAWA – The Government of Canada announced today that it has begun consultations on “mandatory reporting standards” for the extractive industry. In February 2013, MP John McKay tabled C-474 (the “Sunshine Bill”), which is modelled on the Cardin-Lugar amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act. It came into effect in the U.S. on September 1, 2013 and will make reporting mandatory for American extractive companies doing business outside of the U.S.' (click above for more)
Click to view John's Power Point presentation on his Bill C-474, "The Sunshine Bill."
Click bove to read John's Letter to the Editor published in Embassy Magazine on his private member's bill C-474, "The Sunshine Bill" which addresses corruption in the international extractive sector.
Click above to read CBC's feature on John McKay's "The Sunshine Bill," tackling corruption in the extractive industry. Link to video interview: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mp-john-mckay-resigned-to-glorious-death-of-mining-transparency-bill-1.2517581
OTTAWA – "Liberal MP John McKay continued his efforts to enhance transparency and accountability in the extractive sector during the 2nd reading of his Private Members Bill C-474. Companies based in Canada operating abroad will be required to disclose to the Government of Canada all payments made to foreign governments in order to secure leasehold concessions." (Click above to read more)
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John's Op-Ed appearing in Embassy Magazine on the Sunshine Bill
Liberal John McKay tables Private Member’s Bill (Sunshine Bill) to enhance financial transparency, accountability and long-term economic sustainability in the extractive industry.
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