Contracts with Six Companies Not Released

Only two companies consented to have their contracts released: Imperial Oil (Exxon-Mobil), BHP Billiton. This allows us to have a public and open discussion about the university’s activities.
Not released: Nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, Xstrata, Rio Tinto not released, claiming that articles 23 & 24 of Québec’s Access to Information law applied. In other words, these companies refused to release their contracts in any way to the public.
We remain concerned about this secretive use of university resources.
For the remaining companies, McGill claims they have no contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, or Memoranda of Agreement with the other companies listed below.
Here was the full text of the request:
1.) All contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, or Memoranda of Agreement with the companies listed below and related to research conducted between January 1st, 2007 and December 31st, 2013:
Canadian Natural Resources
Cenovus Energy
Imperial Oil
Royal Dutch Shell Company
Statoil ASA
Suncor Energy
Transcanada Corps
Royal Bank of Canada
Anglo American
Exxon Mobil
BHP Billiton
Rio Tinto
Canadian Natural Resources
Mitsubishi Corp
Repsol YPF S.A.
BG Group
Inpex Corp
Statoil ASA
Talisman Energy Inc.
Cenovus Energy Inc
EOG Resources
Oil Search LTD
EnCana Corp.
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
AGL Energy
Tullow Oil
Santos Limited
Cairn Energy
GDF Suez S.A.
Itochu Corp
Bonavista Energy Corp

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