Press releases2021-01-04T18:46:32-04:00

Media Advisory: MPs and activists to speak on Canadian corporate accountability laws

For a downloadable PDF copy of this media advisory, please see here for English and here for French. April 26, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability will host a press conference with members of Parliament from across political lines who are calling for comprehensive corporate accountability laws in Canada, and a [...]

April 26th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

NEWS RELEASE: Bills Introduced to Protect People and the Planet Warrant All-Party Support

For a downloadable copy of the press release, see here for English and here for French. For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022 Bills Introduced to Protect People and the Planet Warrant All-Party Support Human Rights and the Environment should be Non-Partisan Issues Two private Members’ bills introduced in the House of Commons today would, if [...]

March 29th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

Court rules Ottawa can maintain secrecy on aid to Goldcorp in human rights dispute

Ottawa, ON, March 2, 2022 - The Federal Court has ruled that the Canadian government is not legally required to disclose details about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian mining firm accused of human rights abuse in Guatemala. The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Shin Imai, a York [...]

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

NEWS RELEASE: Human Rights Advocates and Legal Experts Deliver Blueprint for New International Corporate Accountability Law in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ottawa, ON / May 31, 2021—Today the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) releases draft model legislation that provides lawmakers with a blueprint for writing into Canadian law the corporate duty to respect human rights and the environment. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights [...]

May 31st, 2021|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Press Releases|

MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Press Conference Announcing Release of Model Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

OTTAWA, ON—On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will release draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new international corporate accountability law in Canada.  The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm throughout their global operations and supply [...]

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Business and Human Rights Legislation, Press Releases|

News Release: Ottawa must disclose how it aided Goldcorp in human rights dispute, Federal Court will hear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OTTAWA, ON / March 2, 2021 – Today the Federal Court of Canada hears a case alleging that the Canadian government is improperly withholding information about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian company accused of human rights abuse at its mine in Guatemala.   The lawsuit, filed by Shin Imai, [...]

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Government policy, Press Releases|
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