Registration - In-house Organization
MININGWATCH CANADA / Diana Martin, Administrative Coordinator
Total Number of Communication Reports: 63
Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0
Version 17 of 21 (2015-11-01 to 2016-04-27)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Financial Institutions
- International Development
- International Trade
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Regional Development
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Calling for a review of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to address concerns related to security certificates and other security measures with a view to ensure due process and transparency, in conformity with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international human rights standards.
- Calling for the creation of a parliamentary committee on National Security to oversee and review the mandate and activities of national security agencies
- Promoting legislative changes to the Fisheries Act to ensure adequate protection of aquatic habitats from pollution and degradation caused by the mining industry.
- Promoting regulatory reform to create greater access to Canadian courts by foreign plaintiffs seeking remedy from harm caused by Canadian mining companies operating overseas.
- Promoting the establishment of an Ombudsman on the extractive industries.
- Support proposals to create legislation to enhance transparency of payments by mining companies to Canadian and foreign governments and create greater awareness of development deficits created by tax avoidance.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Calling for an end to Canadian diplomatic and financial resources being used to support harmful mining projects
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
- Review and propose amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to ensure that Federal Environmental Assessment is efficient and effective, considers sustainability criteria, examines cumulative impacts, and includes meaningful and effective public participation.
Policies or Program
- Advocating for a review of the regime of no-fly lists and other ‘watchlists’ to ensure their compliance with Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedom.
- Calling for an end to promotion and protection of the interests of Canadian mining companies in the guise of technical support provided by the Canadian government to foreign governments regarding resource management.
- Calling for an end to the use of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to promote and protect the interests of Canadian mining operations overseas.
- Calling for the establishment of a regime of independent civilian oversight and complaint mechanisms for all agencies involved in national security, including Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) and Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).
- Calling for the respect of privacy rights, other Charter rights and civil liberties in proposed legislation related national security, including the surveillance of on-line communications.
- Ecological fiscal reform of taxation policies to shift incentives from primary extraction (mining) to secondary production (recycling) of metals. Removal of the “Super Flow Through Shares Program” and the “Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance” for mining.
- Promoting adoption by the government of an action plan for implementation of the UN’s the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
- Promoting respect for the rule of law and international covenants, including the United Nations Convention on Torture and the United Nations Refugee Convention, in the context of national security and “anti-terrorist” legislation and other non-legislated measures.
- Regulation of Canadian extractive companies operating internationally: discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the federal government's "Building the Canadian Advantage: A CSR Strategy for the International Extractive Sector" and how it is implemented.
- Reviewing, critiquing and seeking improvements to DFO’s habitat compensation program and “no net loss” policy to ensure protection of aquatic ecosystem values.
- Influence changes to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations to improve protection of aquatic ecosystems.
- Preventing further additions to Schedule 2 of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER), ensuring improvements to and enforcement of MMER.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
- Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB)
- Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Environment Canada
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Industry Canada
- Members of the House of Commons
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Revenue Canada (RC)
- Senate of Canada
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
TO MONITOR GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY POLICY AND ACTIVITY ON MINING ISSUES; TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE FULL COSTS OF MINING; TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE FULL COSTS OF MINING
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Susan Murdock, Administrative Coordinator
Organization's membership or classes of membershipTHE ORGANIZATIONS MEMBERS ARE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COSTS OF MINING
End date of the last completed financial year: 2014-12-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)||$0.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
SUITE 508, 250 CITY CENTRE AVENUE
OTTAWA, ON K1R 6K7
Fax number: 613-569-5138
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Catherine Coumans, Research Co-ordinator | No public offices held
- Anne Dagenais, Co-ordinator | No public offices held
- Jamie Kneen, Communications Coordinator | No public offices held
- Ugo Lapointe, Coordinator | No public offices held
- Monia Mazigh, National Coordinator | No public offices held
- Jennifer Moore, Latin America coordinator | No public offices held