January 17, 2019 marks one year since the Government of Canada announced it would create an ombudsperson’s office to independently investigate allegations of abuse by Canadian companies operating overseas. But a year later, the position remains vacant.
The time for action is now! The fate of Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) is on the Prime Minister’s desk this week. Lobbying against the ombudsperson having the power to compel documents and testimony has been ferocious. Join us in calling on the Government of Canada to meaningfully and urgently implement its commitments by naming an independent ombudsperson with the mandate and tools to conduct independent investigations.
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