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

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 Chains Act, came back from the Standing Committee unchanged. This means that Bill S-211 remains a flawed and [...]

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. Twenty-one Tanzanian nationals, who are members of the Indigenous Kuria community, are suing the Toronto-based [...]

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

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 virtual roundtable with human rights defenders from Zambia, Ecuador and Bangladesh on why such legislation is urgently needed.

April 26th, 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|
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