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Progress on the pathway to mandatory human rights due diligence in Canada

26 April 2022

Broad support is building for due diligence legislation in Canada, placing the topic firmly within policy debates on Parliament Hill. Tomorrow human rights defenders from the Global South will remind us why such a law is urgently needed.

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Bills introduced to protect people and the planet warrant all-party support

29 March 2022

Groundbreaking corporate accountability legislation was tabled in Canada’s Parliament today. These two bills would, if passed, help protect people and the planet, and they deserve all-party support.

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Press Releases

Ottawa must end all financing for fossil fuels, ‘abated’ or not

2 March 2022

In this op-ed in The Hill Times, we argue that Ottawa must initiate a swift and complete phase-out of all public financial support for fossil fuel development of any kind – with no allowances for technologies, such as carbon capture, that prolong our dependence on fossil fuels at a time when we must be rapidly winding down their use.

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Court rules Ottawa can maintain secrecy on aid to Goldcorp in human rights dispute

2 March 2022

The Federal Court has ruled the Canadian government is not legally required to disclose details about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian mining firm accused of human rights abuse in Guatemala.

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As Supermax case highlights slavery risks in supply chains, a call to action for mandatory due diligence

14 February 2022

Last month Ottawa cancelled two contracts to purchase gloves made by Supermax Corporation in Malaysia, drawing attention once again to slavery risks in Canadian supply chains.

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