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.

Media Advisory: Rally on Monday in Montreal; Ten years after the Rana Plaza collapse, Canada and its companies are still failing to protect human rights in the textile and other industries

(MONTREAL) - This Monday, friends and allies of the more than 1,130 victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which took place 10 years ago, will demonstrate to ask the Canadian government to do more to protect the [...]

April 20th, 2023|Categories: Campaign updates, Economic justice, In the news, Press Releases|

Canada should immediately empower the CORE, recent media reports show

Updated on 10 May 2023. Initially published on 11 April 2023. Recent media reports exposing the ineffectiveness of Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) show it should immediately be given the powers to require the production of documents and compel [...]

Budget 2023 renews the government’s commitments on forced labour in supply chains, but will that legislation be strong enough?

Budget 2023 committed to introducing legislation by 2024 to eradicate forced labour from Canadian supply chains and strengthen the import ban on goods produced using forced labour. Specifically, the Budget says that “Canada is gravely concerned by the ongoing human [...]

March 30th, 2023|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Government policy, In the news|

Press Release: Canadian Companies Can Continue to Profit from Modern Slavery: Bill S-211 makes its way through Standing Committee unchanged

Press release as a PDF For immediate release November 29 2022 The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has missed an opportunity to enact real change to help end modern slavery.Yesterday, Bill S-211, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply [...]

Press release: As yet another Canadian mining giant faces human rights lawsuit, advocates call on Ottawa to act

PDF in English; PDF in French Canadian social justice groups are urging Ottawa to fulfill a pledge to crack down on human rights abuse involving Canadian multinationals after legal action was filed today against Barrick Gold in an Ontario court. [...]

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