Lobbying blitz helps kill mining ethics bill

BILL CURRY Ottawa— From Thursday’s Globe and Mail,  Published Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 7:22PM EDT,  Last updated Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 1:58PM ED

The House of Commons has defeated Liberal legislation aimed at encouraging Canadian mining firms to act ethically abroad after a fierce lobbying battle that pitted the industry against its international and domestic critics.

Human rights and environmental advocates had argued that the bill would help prevent corporate abuses abroad and recounted accusations of rape, corruption and violence against the industry during parliamentary hearings. For more, click here.

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