Call the Ministers of Global Affairs Canada and urge them to empower the CORE and enact mandatory human rights due diligence legislation!
Use the script below to call, write and/or tweet at Minister Joly, Minister Sajjan and Minister Ng to let them know about our demands!
Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs (613-992-0983); Melanie.Joly@parl.gc.ca
Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development (613-995-7052); Harjit.Sajjan@parl.gc.ca
Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development (613-996-3374); Mary.Ng@parl.gc.ca
Dear Minister Joly/Sajjan/Ng,
Voluntary measures have proven to be ineffective in preventing human rights abuses and environmental destruction linked to Canadian mining, energy, and garment projects overseas.
The individuals and communities in every corner of the world who continue to be harmed by powerful Canadian companies operating overseas can wait no longer for Canada to take action to address corporate abuse.
We implore the Government of Canada to fulfill its promise and take immediate action to empower the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise with independence and the power to investigate human rights abuse allegations, including the power to compel documents and testimony.
We are also calling on Canada to catch up to the growing international trend and enact a comprehensive mandatory human rights due diligence law that would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights abuse and environmental harms in their global operations and supply chains, or face real consequences for failing to take all reasonable steps to prevent harm.
Listen to the people, the time is now to ensure there is real corporate accountability for the actions of Canadian companies abroad!