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Calling for an end to public financing of fossil fuels

28 August 2017

Following up on a recent report that reveals Canada pours billions of dollars in public financing into fossil fuels each year — putting our country in 6th place for largest public supporter of fossil fuels among G20 states — we’ve written to the prime minister calling for an immediate commitment to end public financing of fossil fuels.

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Bringing Responsibility Home, this September in Ottawa

2 August 2017

International and Canadian leaders from government, business, academia, the legal profession and civil society will gather in Ottawa next month to examine the role of home state governments in addressing the human rights challenges associated with transnational business.

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Other News

Civil society calls for retraction of CSR Counsellor report

28 July 2017

In a recent report on Honduras, the Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor makes unsubstantiated accusations about Canadian civil society organizations. We join civil society colleagues in calling for the immediate retraction of the report.

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EDC’s response to alleged abuse in Colombian oilfields highlights deficits in due diligence

14 June 2017

Our latest correspondence with Export Development Canada (EDC) about human rights violations associated with the operations of EDC clients Pacific Exploration & Production and Ecopetrol highlights our longstanding concerns about the adequacy and transparency of the agency’s due diligence practices.

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Other News, Letters

Op-ed: Don’t confuse dialogue with accountability in ombudsman debate

12 June 2017

For years, the Canadian government has spoken of its “expectation” that Canadian companies will meet the “highest ethical standards” when operating abroad. It’s time to create a mechanism capable of finding out if this expectation is in fact being met.

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