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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Unit is appointing a new Special Rapporteur. The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability and the Polaris Institute are encouraging the ESCR Unit to to include business and human rights in the mandate of the new Special Rapporteur on economic, social and cultural rights. Read [...]

Today, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is releasing a Parliamentary Report Card- Corporate Accountability for Canada’s mining oil and gas sectors – sept 2015 documenting: 1)    the commitments made by Canadian federal political parties to adopt corporate accountability mechanisms in Canada and 2)    the MP voting record on legislation to create an Ombudsman for [...]

On September 28, 2015, the CNCA published a Parliamentary Report Card Corporate Accountability for Canada’s Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors Abroad. Responses from political parties were obtained via email and/or directly from a party’s political platform. See the full text of the parties’ positions/responses, below: Conservative Party of Canada Response to CNCA -PDF (English) New Democratic [...]

The CNCA is pleased to co-sponsor the screening of The Price We Pay – Le Prix à Payer – Film at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on October 1. Mining, oil and gas companies are among the biggest users of tax havens, which can be used to shift profits and avoid taxation. Almost $1 trillion a [...]

Important decision today: Canadian courts have jurisdiction to decide if Ecuadorian villagers allegedly harmed by Texaco’s (now merged with Chevron) operations in their region can have the Ecuadorian judgement (US$ 9.51 billion in environmental and punitive damages) recognized and enforced in Canada (against Chevron Canada). ”The establishment of jurisdiction does not mean that the plaintiffs [...]