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Transnational Lawsuits in Canada against Extractive Companies

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.

Review of Export Development Canada’s SNC-Lavalin deal raises more questions than it answers

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.

Canadian government reneges on promise to create independent corporate human rights watchdog

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.