Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. This document provides a summary of these eight lawsuits, their implications, and the challenges presented by transnational lawsuits of this nature.
Last week Export Development Canada (EDC) announced that a review it commissioned to examine support for an SNC-Lavalin project in Angola cleared its staff of any wrongdoing. Yet the process raises more questions than it answers.
Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society
Today all fourteen civil society and labour union representatives of the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad resigned, citing an erosion of trust and confidence in the government’s commitment to corporate accountability.
Villagers in Brazil need help to test the safety of their water. They live near a Canadian-owned gold mine and fear that their water supply may be contaminated by toxic waste.
An expert report commissioned by Above Ground confirms that locals near the Morro do Ouro mine are exposed to dangerous concentrations of environmental arsenic.
Fifteen months ago, the government announced it would create an independent office with the power to investigate abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. Instead, it unveiled today a powerless advisory post, little different from what has already existed for years.