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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 today to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C.

Media Advisory — Washington, D.C. hearing to spotlight the Canadian Government’s failure to prevent harm and ensure justice for mining-affected communities abroad

Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Ottawa) The Canadian government has failed to respond to a decade’s worth of recommendations to prevent or provide effective recourse for harms related to Canadian mining operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a report by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability that will be presented in a public [...]

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 [...]