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Press release: Five years after announcement of independent corporate human rights watchdog, Government continues to turn back on people harmed by Canadian businesses

Available as a PDF in English and French. For immediate release: January 18, 2023 Canadian companies operating abroad are associated with widespread and egregious human rights abuses, including forced labour, sexual assault, serious environmental damage and killings. Yet five years after the Government of Canada announced an independent ombudsperson office with the powers needed to [...]

January 18th, 2023|Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

CNCA submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development’s study of Bill S-211 (November 2022)

See here for the CNCA's detailed submission in English and in French. See below here for the cover letter to the CNCA's submission. The cover letter is also available as a PDF in English and in French. November 17, 2022 To the members of the Committee, I am writing to you today on behalf of the [...]

Campaign website for our due diligence campaign: Non-negotiable.ca

Our campaign for Canada to adopt a mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (mHREDD) law now has its own campaign website: non-negotiable.ca. You'll find resources and tools to help you take action, including an automated email tool to help let MPs know Canada needs a law to end corporate abuse.    

Press Release: Canadian Companies Can Continue to Profit from Modern Slavery: Bill S-211 makes its way through Standing Committee unchanged

Press release as a PDF For immediate release November 29 2022 The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has missed an opportunity to enact real change to help end modern slavery.Yesterday, Bill S-211, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, came back from the Standing Committee unchanged. This means that Bill S-211 remains a flawed and [...]

Press release: As yet another Canadian mining giant faces human rights lawsuit, advocates call on Ottawa to act

PDF in English; PDF in French Canadian social justice groups are urging Ottawa to fulfill a pledge to crack down on human rights abuse involving Canadian multinationals after legal action was filed today against Barrick Gold in an Ontario court. Twenty-one Tanzanian nationals, who are members of the Indigenous Kuria community, are suing the Toronto-based [...]

CNCA Submission to Employment and Social Development Canada’s Consultation on Labour Exploitation in Global Supply Chains

See here for the CNCA's submission (April 2022). While Canadian companies have a responsibility to respect human rights, they can often avoid fulfilling that responsibility because binding rules do not exist, are not enforced, or because companies structure their global operations to avoid liability. Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation would change that.   [...]

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Press release: Five years after announcement of independent corporate human rights watchdog, Government continues to turn back on people harmed by Canadian businesses

Available as a PDF in English and French. For immediate release: January 18, 2023 Canadian companies operating abroad are associated with widespread and egregious human rights abuses, including forced labour, sexual assault, serious environmental damage and killings. Yet five years after the Government of Canada announced an independent ombudsperson office with the powers needed to [...]

January 18th, 2023|Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

CNCA submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development’s study of Bill S-211 (November 2022)

See here for the CNCA's detailed submission in English and in French. See below here for the cover letter to the CNCA's submission. The cover letter is also available as a PDF in English and in French. November 17, 2022 To the members of the Committee, I am writing to you today on behalf of the [...]

Campaign website for our due diligence campaign: Non-negotiable.ca

Our campaign for Canada to adopt a mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (mHREDD) law now has its own campaign website: non-negotiable.ca. You'll find resources and tools to help you take action, including an automated email tool to help let MPs know Canada needs a law to end corporate abuse.    

Press Release: Canadian Companies Can Continue to Profit from Modern Slavery: Bill S-211 makes its way through Standing Committee unchanged

Press release as a PDF For immediate release November 29 2022 The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has missed an opportunity to enact real change to help end modern slavery.Yesterday, Bill S-211, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act, came back from the Standing Committee unchanged. This means that Bill S-211 remains a flawed and [...]

Press release: As yet another Canadian mining giant faces human rights lawsuit, advocates call on Ottawa to act

PDF in English; PDF in French Canadian social justice groups are urging Ottawa to fulfill a pledge to crack down on human rights abuse involving Canadian multinationals after legal action was filed today against Barrick Gold in an Ontario court. Twenty-one Tanzanian nationals, who are members of the Indigenous Kuria community, are suing the Toronto-based [...]

CNCA Submission to Employment and Social Development Canada’s Consultation on Labour Exploitation in Global Supply Chains

See here for the CNCA's submission (April 2022). While Canadian companies have a responsibility to respect human rights, they can often avoid fulfilling that responsibility because binding rules do not exist, are not enforced, or because companies structure their global operations to avoid liability. Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation would change that.   [...]

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