Important development in corporate accountability litigation in Canada- HudBay:
Ontario court orders Hudbay Minerals to disclose internal corporate documentation in Guatemalan human rights lawsuit, including documents relating to its corporate structure and its control over its subsidiary in Guatemala, documentation relating to the corporation’s relations with the plaintiffs’ communities in Guatemala and HudBay must reveal its security policies at its other mining operations, such as those in Manitoba (“Any differences between such policies would be the basis for legitimate enquiries as to the reason for such differences, for example, why there might be differences between security policies in Guatemala and Manitoba.”)
“Lawyer Cory Wanless, who argued the case for the in-depth documentary disclosure, said this was the first time a court in Canada had ordered production of internal documentation from a Canadian multinational corporation for alleged abuses overseas … “Canadian companies operating abroad should realize that Canadian law permits and requires extensive examination of exactly what was done and not done inside the company and the company’s subsidiaries when their operations abroad result in abuses.”
We’re calling on YOU to join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. During a week of activities spotlighting justice for communities harmed by Canadian mining companies, we’re taking to social media to call on the government to make Canada #Open4Justice, not just open for business! If your child was sick, your family’s safety in danger, you were being [...]
Canada Needs to be Open for Justice – MPs can affirm their support here
Globally, there is widespread recognition regarding the urgent need to improve access to remedy for the victims of corporate abuse. Those harmed by the activities of Canadian oil, gas and mining companies should have recourse to justice here in Canada. We need both:
1) The creation of a Human Rights Ombudsman in Canada for the international extractive sector and
2) Legislated access to Canadian courts for people who have been seriously harmed by the international operations of Canadian companies.
This post contains a list of Canadian members of Parliament who have signed the Open for Justice pledge. While we try to keep this list updated, recent signatures may take 24-48 hours to appear on our site.
MEDIA ADVISORY Canadians from Coast to Coast Demand End to Mining Injustices From May 11 to 15, 2015, groups in the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will be holding events across the country calling for Canada to be Open for Justice for communities harmed by the operations of Canadian mining, oil and gas companies [...]