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Foreign victims should have right to sue Canadian companies, urges human rights group

Article published in the Hill Times By PETER MAZEREEUW  – JUNE 7, 2021 A human rights group is calling on Canada’s political leaders to give victims of human rights abuses abroad the right to sue Canadian companies implicated in the wrongdoing, in Canadian courtrooms. The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) released draft legislation last week [...]

150+ groups representing affected people in 32 countries endorse CNCA’s proposed law

Civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals, Indigenous peoples, workers and communities of faith from 32 countries who are - or work with people who are - directly affected by harmful business practices have endorsed CNCA's model mHREDD legislation. Read the complete list of signatories

NEWS RELEASE: Human Rights Advocates and Legal Experts Deliver Blueprint for New International Corporate Accountability Law in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ottawa, ON / May 31, 2021—Today the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) releases draft model legislation that provides lawmakers with a blueprint for writing into Canadian law the corporate duty to respect human rights and the environment. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Press Conference Announcing Release of Model Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

OTTAWA, ON—On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will release draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new international corporate accountability law in Canada.  The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm throughout their global operations and supply [...]

Top 3 Reasons Why Canada’s Proposed Modern Slavery (Reporting) Act Misses the Mark

In May 2021 the CNCA wrote to Labour Minister Filomena Tassi to highlight how Senate Bill S-216 misses the mark. The Bill does not approach international best practice and will not help impacted communities and workers. Canada should instead enact comprehensive mHREDD legislation. Bill S-216 would require Canadian companies to report on any steps taken [...]

Can money replace powers? CORE gets budget boost but remains powerless

Today the federal government announced a budget increase for the office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) but failed to deliver on its now years’ old promise to give the office teeth. The CORE remains powerless and will be ineffective in meeting the needs of impacted communities around the world seeking access to [...]

April 19th, 2021|Ombudsperson|

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Foreign victims should have right to sue Canadian companies, urges human rights group

Article published in the Hill Times By PETER MAZEREEUW  – JUNE 7, 2021 A human rights group is calling on Canada’s political leaders to give victims of human rights abuses abroad the right to sue Canadian companies implicated in the wrongdoing, in Canadian courtrooms. The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) released draft legislation last week [...]

150+ groups representing affected people in 32 countries endorse CNCA’s proposed law

Civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals, Indigenous peoples, workers and communities of faith from 32 countries who are - or work with people who are - directly affected by harmful business practices have endorsed CNCA's model mHREDD legislation. Read the complete list of signatories

NEWS RELEASE: Human Rights Advocates and Legal Experts Deliver Blueprint for New International Corporate Accountability Law in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ottawa, ON / May 31, 2021—Today the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) releases draft model legislation that provides lawmakers with a blueprint for writing into Canadian law the corporate duty to respect human rights and the environment. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Press Conference Announcing Release of Model Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

OTTAWA, ON—On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will release draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new international corporate accountability law in Canada.  The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm throughout their global operations and supply [...]

Top 3 Reasons Why Canada’s Proposed Modern Slavery (Reporting) Act Misses the Mark

In May 2021 the CNCA wrote to Labour Minister Filomena Tassi to highlight how Senate Bill S-216 misses the mark. The Bill does not approach international best practice and will not help impacted communities and workers. Canada should instead enact comprehensive mHREDD legislation. Bill S-216 would require Canadian companies to report on any steps taken [...]

Can money replace powers? CORE gets budget boost but remains powerless

Today the federal government announced a budget increase for the office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) but failed to deliver on its now years’ old promise to give the office teeth. The CORE remains powerless and will be ineffective in meeting the needs of impacted communities around the world seeking access to [...]

April 19th, 2021|Ombudsperson|
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