For a downloadable PDF copy of this media advisory, please see here for English and here for French.

April 26, 2022

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability will host a press conference
with members of Parliament from across political lines who are calling for comprehensive corporate
accountability laws in Canada, and a virtual roundtable with human rights defenders from Zambia,
Ecuador and Bangladesh on why such legislation is urgently needed.

Press conference

When: Wednesday, April 27 at 12:15pm EDT

Where: National Press Gallery, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Room 200, Sir John A. Macdonald Building.*

● MP Nathanial Erskine-Smith, Beaches-East York
● MP Peter Julian, New Westminster-Burnaby
● MP Elizabeth May, Saanich-Gulf Islands
● MP Heather McPherson, Edmonton Strathcona
● MP Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay, Saint-Hyacynthe-Bagot
● Emily Dwyer, Policy Director, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability

*Virtual Participation at press conference: Media who are not accredited members of the Press Gallery may contact for temporary access to the question and answer period.

Virtual roundtable

When: Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00am EDT

Where: Zoom webinar with simultaneous interpretation. Advance registration required.

The hour-long roundtable on the impacts of Canadian corporations in the Global South will include
testimonials from the following human rights defenders:
● Kalpona Akter, Director, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity (Bangladesh)
● Reverend Emmanuel Chikoya, General Secretary, Council of Churches of Zambia (Zambia)
● Josefina Tunki, President, Shuar Arutam People (PSHA) (Ecuador)