John McKay has introduced four Private Member’s Bills during his time in office. The details of ech bill can be found by clicking on the corresponding text or by scrolling down.
Under each section you will find:
Official Development Assistance Accountability Act
Amendment to Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes)
Corporate Accountability of Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations in Developing Countries Act
Transparency of Payments Made by Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations to Foreign Governments Act
The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, Bill C-293, was introduced and underwent its first reading in the House of Commons in May 2006. The “Better Aid Bill,” introduced by Hon. John McKay, makes poverty reduction central to Canadian development assistant. It takes into account the perspectives of the poor and is consistent with Canadian values, foreign policy and international human rights standards. Once it passed through the House of Commons, the Bill was introduced into the Senate by Hon. Roméo Dallaire in March 2007. After successful debate, the Better Aid Bill received Royal Assent on May 29, 2008.
Read the text of Official Development Assistance Accountability Act .
Click on the links below to access statements and news articles on Bill C-293.
The Hon. John McKay introduced Bill C-236 in February 2001. It was reinstated in October 2002 as Bill C-260. Bill C-260 is an Act to made the Hazardous Products Act, specifically pertaining to fire-safe cigarettes. By changing the density of tobacco and the quality of paper in cigarettes, the flammability decreases and they become a safer product. This relatively simple piece of legislation received consent from the House of Commons through 2003 and received royal assent on March 31, 2004.
Read the text of an Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes).
Click on the links below to access statements and news articles on Bill C-260.
The Private Member’s Bill C-300 is an Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries. Hon. John McKay introduced this bill and it received its first reading February 2009. The basic purpose of the bill was to ensure that corporations engaged in mining, oil or gas activities and receiving support from the Government of Canada act in a manner consistent with international environmental best practices and with Canada’s commitments to international human rights standards. In June 2010, the bill was reported without amendment in the House of Commons and narrowly defeated at the report stage by the Harper government in October that year.
Click on the links below to access statements and news articles on Bill C-300.
In February 2013, Hon. John McKay introduced “the Sunshine Bill,” Private Member’s Bill C-474. The Transparency of Payments Made by Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations to Foreign Governments Act is an act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments. Unfortunately, the Sunshine Bill was defeated at its second reading in April 2014.
Click on the links below to access statements and news articles on Bill C-474.
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