Blackfire case put CSR bill back in limelight

Advocates say cases show C-300 is needed, but opponents say they are two isolated incidents.

Nana Quainoo
Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2009 12:00 am EST

With employees of a Canadian mining company charged in the murder of a Mexican environmental activist and human rights complaints being lobbed against another Canadian firm operating in Guatemala, supporters of a new bill advocating corporate social responsibility for Canadian mining companies abroad say the incidents reinforce the need for such legislation.

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