The bill requires Canadian businesses to exercise due diligence to ensure the activities in the Great Lakes regions of Africa do not benefit armed rebel organizations, criminal entities, or public or private security forces engaged in illegal activities or serious human rights abuses.
The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper.