Press releases2021-01-04T18:46:32-04:00

NEWS RELEASE: Human Rights Advocates and Legal Experts Deliver Blueprint for New International Corporate Accountability Law in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ottawa, ON / May 31, 2021—Today the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) releases draft model legislation that provides lawmakers with a blueprint for writing into Canadian law the corporate duty to respect human rights and the environment. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights [...]

May 31st, 2021|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Press Releases|

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Press Conference Announcing Release of Model Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

OTTAWA, ON—On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will release draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new international corporate accountability law in Canada.  The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm throughout their global operations and supply [...]

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Press Releases|

News Release: Ottawa must disclose how it aided Goldcorp in human rights dispute, Federal Court will hear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OTTAWA, ON / March 2, 2021 – Today the Federal Court of Canada hears a case alleging that the Canadian government is improperly withholding information about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian company accused of human rights abuse at its mine in Guatemala.   The lawsuit, filed by Shin Imai, [...]

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Government policy, Press Releases|

News Release: Government of Canada Caves to Industry Pressure, Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise Remains Powerless to Uphold Human Rights

Ottawa, February 26, 2021 – The Government of Canada has caved to industry demands and is ignoring and concealing expert legal advice it commissioned on how to give the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) the powers it needs to do its job. The government has had this legal advice – the McIsaac Report – [...]

February 26th, 2021|Categories: Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

A year has passed and no government action to be seen: press release relaunch

CNCA originally issued this press release on April 8, 2019. We changed 9 words and it was current to 2020. That is how little the government of Canada has done to deliver on its promise of an independent ombudsperson with the #power2investigate allegations of abuse by Canadian garment, mining, oil and gas companies overseas. The [...]

April 8th, 2020|Categories: Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

News release: Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society

Ottawa, July 11, 2019 –Today all fourteen civil society and labour union representatives of the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad (Advisory Body) tendered their resignations. The unanimous decision to resign is due the erosion of civil society and labour unions’ trust and confidence in the government’s commitment to international corporate accountability. [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Ombudsperson, Press Releases|
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