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News release: Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society

Ottawa, July 11, 2019 –Today all fourteen civil society and labour union representatives of the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad (Advisory Body) tendered their resignations. The unanimous decision to resign is due the erosion of civil society and labour unions’ trust and confidence in the government’s commitment to international corporate accountability. [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Corporate Human Rights Watchdog

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2019 Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Corporate Human Rights Watchdog The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm caused by Canadian companies operating abroad. Canadian companies operating overseas have been [...]

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

Media Advisory: One year ago the Government of Canada announced the creation of a corporate ombudsperson. It’s time to fulfill its promise.

Source: Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (Ottawa) January 17, 2019 marks one year since the Government of Canada announced it would create an ombudsperson’s office to independently investigate allegations of abuse by Canadian companies operating overseas. This commitment to establish the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), the first office of its kind in the [...]

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

UN report tells Canada to do more to combat human rights abuse by business overseas

OTTAWA. June 12, 2018 –The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) says government must immediately implement the recommendations of a UN report that calls for a coherent policy to protect against Canadian business related human rights abuse. The UN Working Group on business and human rights last week published the results of its 2017 country [...]

June 19th, 2018|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE: At Last, Communities Impacted by Canadian Corporations Overseas will be Heard: Government Creates Human Rights Watchdog

For immediate release OTTAWA, January 17, 2018 – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is greatly encouraged by the Minister of International Trade’s announcement of the creation of a Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. The human rights ombudsperson will investigate complaints concerning the overseas operations of Canadian companies and will issue public findings on [...]

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Ombudsperson, Press Releases|

UN tells Canada: time for action on business and human rights

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 – United Nations experts are urging the Canadian government to step up efforts to prevent and remedy human rights abuse by corporations. “Rights without effective remedies do not mean much in practice,” warned members of the UN’s working group on business and human rights in a statement issued today at the close of [...]

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|
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