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Submission to Parliament on modern slavery corporate reporting legislation

24 November 2022

Above Ground has submitted the following brief to the parliamentary committee studying Bill S-211, which would require companies to report on the steps they’re taking, if any, to address the risk of forced labour and child labour in their supply chains.

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Letters and Submissions

As yet another Canadian mining giant faces human rights lawsuit, advocates call on Ottawa to act

23 November 2022

Social justice groups are urging Ottawa to fulfill a pledge to crack down on human rights abuse involving Canadian multinationals after legal action was filed today against Barrick Gold in an Ontario Court.

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Press Releases

Letter from academics and legal professionals: Make human rights and environmental due diligence mandatory

21 November 2022

The following letter, signed by over 100 academics and legal experts, was sent today to the prime minister calling for Canada to adopt a strong corporate accountability law.

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Letters and Submissions

No plan in sight as deadline to end Canada’s international fossil finance nears

11 November 2022

At last year’s UN climate conference in Glasgow, Canada joined dozens of countries in pledging to end its international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022. With mere weeks remaining before the deadline, however, the government has yet to release its plan for implementing the commitment.

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Canadian Policy on Forced Labour in International Supply Chains

9 August 2022

Amidst increasing awareness of Canadian business ties to forced labour overseas, Ottawa is being urged to make better use of legal and policy tools to attack this problem. In this brief, we take stock of Canada’s existing legislation and policies related to forced labour in international supply chains, and how they are — or aren’t — being enforced.

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