Inco Limited Acquisition Act

An Act respecting the acquisition of Inco Limited by CVRD Canada Inc.

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Claude Gravelle  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 7, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment requires the Government of Canada to publish in the Canada Gazette

(a) all written undertakings given to Her Majesty in right of Canada under the Investment Canada Act in respect of the acquisition of Inco Limited by CVRD Canada Inc. in 2006; and

(b) all demands made by the Minister of Industry in respect of those undertakings.

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Inco Limited Acquisition ActRoutine Proceedings

December 7th, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.
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NDP

Claude Gravelle NDP Nickel Belt, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-489, An Act respecting the acquisition of Inco Limited by CVRD Canada Inc.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce in the House a private member's bill, an act respecting the acquisition of Inco Limited by CVRD Canada Inc. Vale, formerly CVRD, acquired Canada-owned mining company Inco in October 2006. At that time, the company made a commitment to Industry Canada to not lay off any of its Canadian workers for a period of three years.

Despite this commitment, Vale Inco has made a series of layoff announcements this year. I have made requests to have these undertakings made public by the Minister of Industry, Vale Inco and the House of Commons and through the Access to Information Act and have repeatedly been denied.

I therefore present this legislation, which would release the details of the Vale Inco agreement along with any correspondence between the minister and the company and its enforcement.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)