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Lawmakers, experts examine path forward for corporate accountability on human rights

28 September 2017

Legislators and experts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe are gathered in Ottawa today to review governments’ progress on protecting human rights within the context of transnational business.

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Press Releases

Embedding the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights into Canadian Law

27 September 2017

As policy experts from around the world gather in Ottawa tomorrow to discuss the role of home states in ensuring business respect for human rights, a central question will be how Canada can emerge as a leader in this rapidly evolving field.

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Publications

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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Letters

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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Letters

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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