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    On January 16th, the Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group released its final recommendations on the mandatory disclosure of payments from Canadian mining companies to governments. To read more, click here.

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    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces Canada will implement mandatory disclosure requirements of payments to governments for Canadian extractive companies.
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    An Eye on Disclosure: The PWYP-Canada Guide to Finding Information on Public Mining Companies in Canada. Available in both French and English.

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Canada Tables Transparency Legislation

On October 23rd, the Government of Canada tabled the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act as part of omnibus legislation. under this Act the government require that publicly traded and large private oil, gas, and mining companies disclose payments to governments, not just in Canada, but around the world. PWYP-Canada welcomes this legislation, but is concerned that the Act cannot fulfill its purpose - to deter corruption - without amendment.

For citizens to have access to the information they need to hold their governments to account and effectively fight corruption, companies must report payments on a disaggregated and project level basis. Read our submission to the Senate and the House of Commons for more details (french). 

 

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