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).

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 [...]

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

May 11th, 2021|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Campaign updates, Conferences & publications, Uncategorized|

In May 2021 the CNCA wrote to Labour Minister Filomena Tassi to highlight how Senate Bill S-211 (previously known as Bill S-216) misses the mark. The Bill does not approach international best practice and will not help impacted communities and [...]

UPDATED: Majority of international human rights parliamentary subcommittee calls for HRDD law and empowered CORE

March 18th, 2021|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Conferences & publications, Government policy, Ombudsperson|

Earlier this year, Canada’s international human rights parliamentary subcommittee launched a study on the mandate of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE). The CNCA, its members and global partners were key witnesses in the Subcommittee’s study. In June 2021, [...]

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