Join us in taking the following actions and urge the Government of Canada to enact mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation and empower the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise with real powers to investigate:
Tweet, write, or phone your local MP to ensure politicians from all parties recognize that Canadians demand an Ombudsperson “with teeth” and mandatory human rights due diligence legislation!
Find your MP here.
- Contact the Ministers of Global Affairs Canada
François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs (613-995-4895); Francois-Philippe.Champagne@parl.gc.ca
Karina Gould, Minister of International Development (613-995-0881); Karina.Gould@international.gc.ca
Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade (613-996-3374); Mary.Ng@international.gc.ca
Click here for a sample call script to leave a strong message.
- Amplify our messages on social media using the samples below
CA needs a law that requires companies to stop harming ppl & planet throughout their global ops & supply chains & that holds them accountable when they do. With new model law from @open4justice CA is a step closer to rights for people & rules for business! https://bit.ly/3bY5reP
When it comes to human rights abuse, unlawful and unethical practices, destruction of livelihoods & environments, voluntary mechanisms are NOT enough! @[INSERT MP NAME/TWITTER HANDLE] will you support our call for Canada to #enact #mHREDD legislation?
An ombudsperson with teeth:
.@CORE_Ombuds will soon open to complaints about overseas #bizhumanrights abuse, but office is unfit for purpose. W/out promised #power2investigate, it can’t meaningfully serve impacted communities. @[INSERT MP NAME/TWITTER HANDLE] will you ensure CA fulfills its #ombuds promise?
The communities around the world harmed by Cdn companies can wait no longer for 🇨🇦 to take real action. Don’t break the govt’s promise @[INSERT MP NAME/TWITTER HANDLE] & #empower the @CORE_Ombuds with the #power2investigate & #power2compel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N6RP7QuwgQ&feature=youtu.be
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