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After Hidroituango disaster, EDC talks remedy but fails to provide it

Problems in the construction of a hydroelectric dam financed in part by Canada led to a flooding disaster in northwestern Colombia in 2018, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Four years later, locals are still suffering the consequences, with no remedy from Canada in sight.

Progress on the pathway to mandatory human rights due diligence in Canada

Broad support is building for due diligence legislation in Canada, placing the topic firmly within policy debates on Parliament Hill. Tomorrow human rights defenders from the Global South will remind us why such a law is urgently needed.

Bills introduced to protect people and the planet warrant all-party support

Groundbreaking corporate accountability legislation was tabled in Canada's Parliament today. These two bills would, if passed, help protect people and the planet, and they deserve all-party support.