This letter, which the CNCA published March 15, 2022, calls on the Government of Canada not to undermine the years of negotiation and effort by victims of corporate abuse, human rights defenders, civil society, faith-based organizations, trade unions and academics who have mobilized to call for and advance a UN Treaty to help close global accountability and protection gaps and put an end to continuing corporate human rights abuses.

We wrote this letter to express our concern following a written statement issued by the Government of Canada at the recent United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, in the fall of 2021, which endorsed a US initiative to “explor(e) alternative instruments, binding or nonbinding” as an alternative to the current UN Binding Treaty.

Read the March 2022 letter to Minister Joly.