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.
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.
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.
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.
United Nations experts are urging the Canadian government to step up its efforts to prevent and remedy human rights abuse by corporations.
In this article published on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre blog, Above Ground director Karyn Keenan discusses key steps Canada could take to become a leader in global efforts to prevent corporate abuse and ensure access to justice.