In the news2022-05-09T11:43:36-04:00

Below is a selection of news articles on issues related to the work of the CNCA. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the network.

Press Release: UN Special Rapporteur on Slavery raises concerns about Canada’s current approach to business and human rights

PRESS RELEASE, For immediate release 6 September 2023 UN Special Rapporteur Tomoya Obokata says Canada should do more to fulfill its international obligations to prevent forced labour and other contemporary forms of slavery. In a statement today, Mr. Obokata said [...]

CORE ‘investigations’ into allegations of Canadian company links to Uyghur forced labour will likely yield few results

Today the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) announced new ‘investigations’ into allegations that Canadian companies benefited from the forced labour of Uyghurs in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang, China). This announcement comes over a year after concerned civil [...]

August 24th, 2023|Categories: In the news, Ombudsperson|

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Press Release – Rally today: Ten years after the Rana Plaza factory building collapse, Canada and Canadian companies are still failing to protect human rights in the textile and fast fashion industry

MONTREAL – Ten years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building, which killed more than 1,130 textile workers and injured more than 2,500 others, the majority of whom were women, Canada and Canadian companies are not doing their [...]

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