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UN tells Canada: time for action on business and human rights

05 June, 2017

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 – United Nations experts are urging the Canadian government to step up efforts to prevent and remedy human rights abuse by corporations.

“Rights without effective remedies do not mean much in practice,” warned members of the UN’s working group on business and human rights in a statement issued today at the close of a 10-day fact-finding mission to Canada. Among a slate of recommendations, they urged the government to strengthen access to remedy in Canada for people and communities affected by Canadian businesses worldwide.

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PRESS RELEASE: Canadian Network expresses concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson

22 March, 2017

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is concerned and disappointed that the 2017 federal budget failed to announce the creation of a human rights ombudsperson for the extractive sector.

Communities, workers, and indigenous peoples outside of Canada whose human rights are impacted by Canadian extractive companies have few options to have their voices heard and their problems remedied. They continue to wait for the Canadian government to address the international corporate accountability gap and to advance human rights around the globe.

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New law would create Human Rights Ombudsperson to investigate violations associated with Canadian mining, oil and gas operations overseas

02 November, 2016

Ottawa, Nov 2, 2016 – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability released today detailed model legislation, providing the Canadian government with a blueprint for how to create an effective human rights ombudsperson in the extractive sector.

 

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New report, “The Canada Brand” : widespread violence and Canadian mining in Latin America

24 October, 2016

More than four hundred harmed in violence linked to Canadian mining projects in the last fifteen years

New report, “The Canada Brand”, by the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) at Osgoode Hall Law School suggests widespread violence is just part of doing business for many Canadian mining companies in Latin America

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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

28 October, 2014

For Immediate Release (28 October 2014) (Ottawa/Washington) 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 […]

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