Press Release - Monday, March 26, 2007

Civil Society and Industry Representatives Agree on Good Overseas Practices

What: Groundbreaking Report on Canadian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies Released

Tony Andrews – Executive Director, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Gerry Barr – President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
Catherine Coumans – Research Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada
Gordon Peeling – President-CEO, Mining Association of Canada

When: Thursday, March 29th at 10.00 am

Where: Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

The final report from the National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries will be released at a press conference on Thursday, March 29 at 10:00 am.

The final report was jointly written by an Advisory Group that included representatives from civil society and industry. The report presents a set of consensus-based recommendations for a framework of good conduct for Canadian mining, oil and gas companies operating in developing countries.

The multi-stakeholder roundtable process and the final report are the first of their kind in the world. The implementation of the resulting recommendations will position Canada as a global leader on Corporate Social Responsibility with respect to the extractive industry.

For more information please contact:

Pierre Gratton
Mining Association of Canada
Phone: 613-233-9392 ext.319
Cell: 613-293-5111

Karyn Keenan
Halifax Initiative Coalition
Phone: 613-789-4447
Cell: 613-301-6899