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.
Who received tens of billions in federal bailout funds? Without transparency reforms, we may never know.
Critics warn of an "enormous transparency gap" surrounding tens of billions of dollars in emergency aid given to businesses during the pandemic. To close that gap, legislation that hinders full public disclosure should be amended.
Above Ground and Brazilian allies seek details about Kinross’s plan to compensate locals impacted by mine
Over a decade after Kinross Gold displaced traditional communities in Brazil with its Morro do Ouro mine expansion, the firm has issued a proposal to the affected communities. Above Ground and its Brazilian partners have written to Brazilian authorities to obtain further details.
The Canadian government is seeking input on its “feminist foreign policy.” We've joined with other civil society groups aiming to foster rigorous public discussion and enagement in the process, for instance by proposing core principles that would define a truly feminist approach to foreign policy.
Our brief to the parliamentary committees studying Ottawa's COVID-19 economic response highlights the role of Canada's export bank in bailing out fossil fuel producers, and makes recommendations to align the government's response with its climate commitments.
Canadian organizations are calling for full protection measures for human rights defenders who face grave security risks after speaking out against a hydroelectric project financed in part by the Canadian government.