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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|

PRESS RELEASE: Canadian Network expresses concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson

For immediate release Canadian Network expresses concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is concerned and disappointed that the 2017 federal budget failed to announce the creation of a human rights ombudsperson for the extractive sector. Communities, workers, and indigenous peoples outside of Canada whose human [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

New report, “The Canada Brand” : widespread violence and Canadian mining in Latin America

More than four hundred harmed in violence linked to Canadian mining projects in the last fifteen years New report, “The Canada Brand” suggests widespread violence is just part of doing business for many Canadian mining companies in Latin America October 24, 2016. (Toronto) In El Salvador, five community members opposed to the Pacific Rim mine [...]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

Washington, D.C. hearing spotlights the Canadian government’s failure to prevent harm and ensure justice for mining-affected communities abroad

For Immediate Release (28 October 2014) (Ottawa/Washington) The Canadian government is failing to meet its international obligations to prevent and to provide recourse for harms related to Canadian mining operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) presented today to the Inter-American Commission [...]

October 28th, 2014|Categories: Press Releases|
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