Use the script below to call, write and/or tweet at Minister Ng, Minister Garneau and Minister Gould to let them know about our demands!
Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs (613-996-7267); Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca
Karina Gould, Minister of International Development (613-995-0881); Karina.Gould@parl.gc.ca
Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade (613-996-3374); Mary.Ng@parl.gc.ca
Dear Minister Garneau/Gould/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!
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