The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is asking federal political parties to detail what they will do to ensure that impacted communities can access remedy in Canada and to ensure that Canadian companies respect human rights in their global operations and face real consequences if they’re involved in abuses. Read more in our 2021 elections questionnaire.
Join us! Here are sample questions you can ask your federal election candidates about how they will work to ensure rights for people and rules for business.
- Voluntary measures for good corporate conduct have proven ineffective in preventing human rights abuse and environmental damage. If elected, will you support legislation that would require companies to prevent human rights abuse and environmental damage in their global operations and supply chains, and hold them accountable when they fail to do so?
- Will you support the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability’s model legislation: The Corporate Respect for Human Rights and the Environment Abroad Act?
- The Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis continue to expose vulnerabilities in the global economy and supply chains. How will you work to ensure the rights of workers, human rights and environmental defenders, especially Indigenous peoples, women and other marginalized groups are protected?
- Will you work to empower the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise to independently investigate allegations of corporate abuse overseas, including giving it the needed powers to compel documents and testimony?
- Do you commit to working with all parties to pass concrete legislation that protects human rights and the environment?