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Overview of cases brought to the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

May 10, 2024
Above Ground is tracking the details of complaints to the CORE regarding alleged human rights abuses linked to Canadian companies. Here we list cases for which information is publicly known, including those under investigation. We will update the list with new information as it is released.
April 9, 2024
The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise is investigating several companies over alleged human rights abuse. Yet the office still lacks the powers needed to investigate effectively.
April 8, 2024
“You cannot have public money anywhere near this industry anymore.” This was the message delivered to lawmakers by an expert panel examining how Canada is backing relentless expansion of the oil and gas industry, at an event last month on Parliament Hill.
March 7, 2024
Canadian company ReconAfrica is set to ramp up its exploratory drilling in Namibia despite fervent local opposition and parliamentary findings of legal violations. Meanwhile recently released government documents are raising troubling questions about support the company may be receiving from Ottawa.
January 31, 2024
Above Ground, the RRSE and CISO join the growing chorus of voices calling on Ottawa to halt its military exports to Israel. This should be an urgent priority given the scale of the humanitarian emergency in Gaza and serious questions being raised as to whether Israel is committing war crimes.

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