Letters & Events2022-05-09T11:38:30-04:00

Letters & Events

The CNCA pursues advocacy at home and internationally through submissions, publications, and the organization of international conferences on corporate accountability.

The links below include letters and publications written by the CNCA on corporate accountability for global institutions like the United Nations (incl. Treaty Bodies), Inter American Commission on Human Rights, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

CNCA welcomes family and supporters of Mexican human rights and environmental defender Mariano Abarca

June 7th, 2023|Categories: Campaign updates, Conferences & publications, In the news|

Photo: Mexican lawyer José Luís Abarca and REMA organizer Esperanza Salazar are welcomed by representatives of CNCA member-organizations during a meeting at headquarters of the Canadian Labour Congress on 6 June 2023. The CNCA welcomed the family and supporters of [...]

MPs accept 43,000 signature petition for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation in Canada

April 26th, 2023|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Campaign updates, Conferences & publications, Economic justice, Government policy, In the news, Take Action|

Photo: Representatives of CNCA member-organizations presented over 43,000 signatures for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation to MPs at the Canadian Parliament, on 25 April 2023 Update, May 12, 2023: The petition now has over 50,000 signatures.Over 43,000 [...]

Roundtable: Human Rights Defenders on Canadian Corporations in the Global South

April 21st, 2022|Categories: Conferences & publications|

What harms do Canadian companies inflict on communities and workers around the world? What are impacted communities asking of Canadians and of the Canadian government? Why do we need stronger corporate accountability laws in Canada? Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, 11am EDT, join us for a one-hour roundtable with human rights defenders from the Global South.

CNCA’s submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights’ study of Bill S 211

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Conferences & publications, Government policy|

Click here to read the CNCA's submission It is imperative that the Government of Canada move quickly to address the widespread reports of forced labour, child labour and other human rights abuses in the global operations of Canadian companies and [...]

Letter to Minister Joly: Canada must actively and constructively engage in UN Business and Human Rights Treaty Process

March 21st, 2022|Categories: Conferences & publications|

This letter, which the CNCA published March 15, 2022, calls on the Government of Canada not to undermine the years of negotiation and effort by victims of corporate abuse, human rights defenders, civil society, faith-based organizations, trade unions and academics [...]

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