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Government conceals and ignores expert advice on CORE, report leaked by civil society

In April 2019 then minister of international trade Jim Carr commissioned an external legal review to advise him on “how best to equip the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with sufficient tools to engage in credible and effective investigations of alleged human rights abuse and to ensure that she has the powers to compel [...]

February 25th, 2021|Ombudsperson, Uncategorized|

News Release: Government of Canada Caves to Industry Pressure, Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise Remains Powerless to Uphold Human Rights

Ottawa, February 26, 2021 – The Government of Canada has caved to industry demands and is ignoring and concealing expert legal advice it commissioned on how to give the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) the powers it needs to do its job. The government has had this legal advice – the McIsaac Report – [...]

February 26th, 2021|Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

CNCA’s Supplemental feedback to CORE consultations (Standard Operating Procedures & Retaliation Framework)

This is supplemental feedback to the third submission from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in response to requests for input on the various iterations throughout 2020 of the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). In our engagement with the CORE we have been very clear that [...]

January 15th, 2021|Government policy, Ombudsperson|

Let’s make sure corporate accountability is included in Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy!

Have Your Say on Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy Today! Canada is developing its first Feminist Foreign Policy but, so far, corporate accountability has not been included. This is a major error. Corporate accountability, and the gendered dimensions of business and human rights, must be core to any Feminist Foreign Policy and should be adequately addressed [...]

November 24th, 2020|Take Action|

CNCA’s 3rd submission to CORE consultations

This is the third submission from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in response to requests for input on the various iterations throughout 2020 of the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). Our central message remains the same: the CORE’s SOPs, no matter how they are drafted, cannot make up for [...]

November 20th, 2020|Ombudsperson|

CNCA submission to CSR strategy consultations

The 2020 review of Canada’s CSR strategy is a critical opportunity for Canada to move beyond a narrow focus centred on voluntary measures to help companies learn about CSR and manage risks in their global operations to a whole-of-government approach that places priority on Feminist Foreign Policy and international development goals and champions human rights across all of Canada’s [...]

October 26th, 2020|Government policy|

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Government conceals and ignores expert advice on CORE, report leaked by civil society

In April 2019 then minister of international trade Jim Carr commissioned an external legal review to advise him on “how best to equip the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with sufficient tools to engage in credible and effective investigations of alleged human rights abuse and to ensure that she has the powers to compel [...]

February 25th, 2021|Ombudsperson, Uncategorized|

News Release: Government of Canada Caves to Industry Pressure, Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise Remains Powerless to Uphold Human Rights

Ottawa, February 26, 2021 – The Government of Canada has caved to industry demands and is ignoring and concealing expert legal advice it commissioned on how to give the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) the powers it needs to do its job. The government has had this legal advice – the McIsaac Report – [...]

February 26th, 2021|Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

CNCA’s Supplemental feedback to CORE consultations (Standard Operating Procedures & Retaliation Framework)

This is supplemental feedback to the third submission from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in response to requests for input on the various iterations throughout 2020 of the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). In our engagement with the CORE we have been very clear that [...]

January 15th, 2021|Government policy, Ombudsperson|

Let’s make sure corporate accountability is included in Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy!

Have Your Say on Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy Today! Canada is developing its first Feminist Foreign Policy but, so far, corporate accountability has not been included. This is a major error. Corporate accountability, and the gendered dimensions of business and human rights, must be core to any Feminist Foreign Policy and should be adequately addressed [...]

November 24th, 2020|Take Action|

CNCA’s 3rd submission to CORE consultations

This is the third submission from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in response to requests for input on the various iterations throughout 2020 of the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). Our central message remains the same: the CORE’s SOPs, no matter how they are drafted, cannot make up for [...]

November 20th, 2020|Ombudsperson|

CNCA submission to CSR strategy consultations

The 2020 review of Canada’s CSR strategy is a critical opportunity for Canada to move beyond a narrow focus centred on voluntary measures to help companies learn about CSR and manage risks in their global operations to a whole-of-government approach that places priority on Feminist Foreign Policy and international development goals and champions human rights across all of Canada’s [...]

October 26th, 2020|Government policy|
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