Canadian CSR Councellor Launches Consultation on Dispute Resolution Mechanism
The Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor launched consultations on its new dispute-resolution mechanism. Will this - and the role of the CSR Councellor more generally - make the controversial Bill C-300 obsolete?
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The role of the Counsellor is designed as an impartial advisor and facilitator who brings parties together to fix problems and resolve disputes. The new dispute-resolution process is slated to launch in the fall. Additional information, including details of consultation locations, are posted here:
One of the interesting side questions around the dispute resolution mechanism and the CSR Councellor’s Office many may be this one: will it take the wind out of the controversial Bill C-300? This is a private member’s bill brought by Liberal MP John McKay, about which I blogged previously (Continued Industry Opposition to CSR Bill C-300 in Canada and CSR Bill C-300: A Storm in the Tea Cup?)
The recent article in the Vancouver Sun, rhetorically entitled
Do you think that the role of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor will weaken or perhaps even make Bill C-300 obsolete?