Today the Federal Court of Canada hears a case alleging that the Canadian government is improperly withholding information about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian company accused of human rights abuse in Guatemala.
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Tens of millions of people around the globe are trapped in forced labour. The Canadian government should take steps to not only warn companies against profiting from the abuse, but prevent them from doing so.
Crown corporation EDC is undermining Canada’s climate commitments. Will Ottawa step in and take action?
Last month over 50 civil society organizations joined us in calling for Ottawa to cut off Export Development Canada’s enormous flow of public financial support to an industry fuelling the climate crisis.
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.
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.
An expert study reveals an unacceptable degree of risk that the tailings dam at Belo Sun's proposed mine in the Brazilian Amazon will fail, contaminating the Xingu River and harming nearby indigenous and other communities.