John McKay has introduced five Private Member’s Bills during his time in office. The details of each 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
Modern Slavery Act
The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, Bill C-293, was introduced in the House of Commons in May 2006. The “Better Aid Bill” sets out criteria respecting resource allocation to international development agencies and enhances transparency and monitoring of Canada’s international development efforts. The Bill passed through the House of Commons on March 28, 2007 and was subsequently introduced into the Senate by Hon. Roméo Dallaire. 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.
Bill C-260 was introduced in the House of Commons in October 2002. This enactment amended the Hazardous Products Act by adding to the list of prohibited products cigarettes that do not meet a specific flammability standard. Bill C-260 received Royal Assent on March 31, 2004 and is now law.
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 Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries, Bill C-300, was introduced in the House of Commons in February 2009.The purpose of this enactment was to promote environmental best practices and to ensure the protection and promotion of international human rights standards in respect of the mining, oil or gas activities of Canadian corporations in developing countries. It would have given the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of International Trade the responsibility to issue guidelines that articulate corporate accountability standards for mining, oil or gas activities. The Bill would have also required that the Ministers submit an annual report to both Houses of Parliament on the provisions and operation of the Act. Bill C-300 was narrowly defeated in the House of Commons on October 27, 2010.
Click on the links below to access statements and news articles on Bill C-300.
Bill C-474, Transparency of Payments Made by Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations to Foreign Governments Act, was introduced in the House of Commons in February 2013. This enactment aimed to promote financial transparency, improve accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments. The “Sunshine Bill” was defeated at its second reading on April 9, 2014. The Conservative government, however, introduced the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) in an omnibus bill in October 2014. ESTMA is modeled after Bill C-474 and was passed in the House of Commons on December 10, 2014.
The Modern Slavery Act, Bill C-433, was introduced in the House of Commons in December 2018.The purpose of this Act is to implement Canada’s international commitment
to confirm supply chain transparency and contribute to the fight against modern slavery. The Act mandates companies to do due-diligence to ensure their supply chains are transparent and free of goods produced by slavery if they wish to do business in Canada. The Canadian Border Services Agency and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness can impose an important ban on goods and materials partially or fully produced by forced or child labour. Companies found guilty can also be subjected to a fine of up to $250,000.
Read the text of Official Modern Slavery Act .
Click on the links below to access statements and news articles on Bill C-423.
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