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Government fails to create an extractive-sector Ombudsman, despite broad public support

Media release (OTTAWA) November 14, 2014 – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is deeply disappointed that the federal government is not establishing an independent Ombudsman to investigate human rights complaints involving corporate activity abroad, as part of the five-year review of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy announced today. Over 95,000 Canadians wrote [...]

Washington, D.C. hearing spotlights the Canadian government’s failure to prevent harm and ensure justice for mining-affected communities abroad

The Canadian government is failing to meet its international obligations to prevent and to provide recourse for harms related to Canadian mining operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) presented on October 28, 2014, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C.

Mining oversight bill defeated by government, despite widespread public support

The CNCA is very disappointed that the Extractive Sector Ombudsman bill, Bill C-584, did not pass second reading in the House of Commons yesterday. More than 90,000 Canadians voiced their support for such an Ombudsman through the CNCA’s Open for Justice campaign.

Lawsuits Against Canadian Mining Companies, Ottawa, June 26, 2014

The CNCA is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on June 26, 2014 at the University of Ottawa about recent lawsuits against Canadian mining companies for harms committed overseas.  All are welcome.

Open for Justice rally on Parliament Hill, May 14, 12 noon

Join us on Wednesday, May 14th, at 12:00 noon on Parliament Hill for a rally calling for the creation of an extractive-sector Ombudsman.  Development and Peace is hosting the event, with broader participation from other CNCA network members.  Thousands of postcards and letters will be delivered to Members of Parliament in support of the Open [...]