PRESS RELEASE: At Last, Communities Impacted by Canadian Corporations Overseas will be Heard: Government Creates Human Rights Watchdog
OTTAWA, January 17, 2018 – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is greatly encouraged by the Minister of International Trade’s announcement of the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. The human rights ombudsperson will investigate complaints concerning the overseas operations of Canadian companies and will issue public findings on allegations of harm. The office will make recommendations for redress; regarding corporate eligibility for government services; and with respect to policy and law reform.
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The Minister of International Trade – for the first time – publicly declares that an ombudsperson will be created.
“Ottawa plans early next year to create an independent office to oversee Canadian mining, oil and gas companies’ activities abroad. The office would have both an “advisory and robust investigative mandate.”
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