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July 20, 2016On July 1st, 2016, new requirements come into force under the Regulation for Mines and Mining Plants that will strengthen and improve requirements for high-visibility safety apparel in the mining sector. Section 262 and 263 of Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act have been amended to indicate that works in mining shall wear high visibility safety apparel that makes the worker visible to others in...
June 28, 2016Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) has opened the enrollment process for companies who meet the definition of a “Reporting Entity” under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA). Reporting Entities can enroll by downloading a “reporting entity contact form” which must be completed and submitted prior to submitting an ESTMA report. Upon enrollment, Reporting Entities will receive an ID Number and notification...
June 23, 2016Human rights violations related to labor standards (including minimum wage, safety, and health standards), contracted security, environmental conditions at work and forced resettlement can be very damaging to the reputation of any business. Since the release of the “UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, supply chain human rights issues have become an increased legislation and risk...
April 29, 2016Canadian mining company Goldcorp Inc. has confirmed on April 28th, 2016 that the company’s network has been compromised following a massive cyber breach. This makes them the second Canadian gold miner to be hacked since 2015. Goldcorp Inc. is currently working to determine the full scope and impact of the incident; however 14.8 gigabytes of private employee data, banking information, wire transfers, payroll information, international...
April 22, 2016Caal v. Hudbay Minerals Inc, a recent case involving Guatemalan women’s claims against a Canadian mining company, has drawn a focus on Canadian firms’ conducts abroad. The Hudbay case is being watched carefully as it appears to offer a new legal pathway for those who say they have suffered in the hands of Canadian subsidiaries. Experts say a ruling in this case could help establish powerful guidelines for what constitutes acceptable...
April 05, 2016The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act came into force on June 1, 2015 as an Act to implement Canada’s international commitments to participate in the fight against corruption through the imposition of measures applicable to the extractive sector. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) recently released its finalized implementation tools for reporting payments to governments and government officials by mining and oil and gas companies...