Masse Tables Petition on Bill C-300 on Corporate Responsibility in Mining

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present this petition from petitioners in the Windsor-Essex County area with regard to corporate responsibility.
The petitioners are asking that Canadian mining companies observe and are responsible in relation to human rights as well as the environment, making sure there is no degradation. They are calling upon the government to do two specific things. The first is to create effective laws regarding corporate social responsibility, and second, to consent to the passage of Bill C-300.
I am proud to say that this is the original work of Ed Broadbent, who had brought this to this chamber.