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Submission to Parliament on modern slavery corporate reporting legislation

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Export Development Canada must account for its climate impacts

With the trade minister currently preparing her annual statement outlining Ottawa's policy expectations for Export Development Canada, Above Ground has sent her the following letter urging the government to place the highest priority on making this Crown corporation accountable for its global climate impacts.

Canadian Policy on Forced Labour in International Supply Chains

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.