Bill C-300, soon to come to a vote in the House of Commons, is an important step toward improved corporate accountability for Canadian mining, oil and gas companies that operate overseas. It is true that many Canadian companies are already abiding by international human rights standards and environmental best practice; Bill C-300 will not affect those companies. Bill C-300 will only affect Canadian mining, oil and gas companies that contribute to human rights abuses and badly degrade the environment in developing countries.

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