Government of Canada policies and positions
June 22, 2007
The Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
312S Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
RE: Formally adopting and implementing full set of recommendations from recent Canadian CSR roundtable process.
Dear Prime Minister:
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) commends the Canadian government for addressing the issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the G8 summit in early June. The CNCA is encouraged that particular emphasis was placed on the operations of mining, oil and gas companies.
December 20 2007
Mr. John Mihevc
Chair, Halifax Initiative Coalition
153 Chapel Street
Ottawa, ON KIN 1H5
Dear Mr. Mihevc:
Thank you for your correspondence of January 31, 2007 outlining recommendations for our Annual Report to Parliament on Bretton Woods Institutions. Your feedback helps maintain the Department of Finance’s high standard for accountability in managing Canada’s relationship with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) commends the G8 for addressing the issue of corporate social
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Adopt New Mining Guidelines:Report
Canada should adopt guidelines to improve transparency as well as the environmental and human rights practices of Canadian companies involved in extractive industries in the developing world, says a government-appointed advisory group. It says if these measures are adopted, Canada could become a world leader in Corporate Social Responsibility.
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