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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.

Whatever happened to Canada’s review of non-tax fossil fuel subsidies? A letter to the environment minister

Canada has pledged to end inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025. Last year the government launched a review of federal non-tax measures that benefit fossil fuel companies and may qualify as inefficient subsidies. In this letter, we ask when the review will be finalized and whether the full results will be made public.

Bringing Accountability and Transparency to Export Development Canada’s Practices

Canada's Export Development Act is under review. In this submission to the government, Above Ground and civil society groups from across Canada call for legal reforms to bolster the accountability and transparency of Export Development Canada.