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.
Letters and Submissions
Communities devastated by the Hidroituango dam in Colombia continue to seek accountability from the Canadian government, which financed the project through its export bank. In this letter, we ask the trade minister to ensure that the bank makes reparations and no longer supports such damaging projects.
Academics and researchers including Above Ground staff urge the prime minister to abandon plans to bail out oil and gas firms, and instead align Canada's economic recovery with its climate commitments.
Consensus Starting Points: Framing a Canadian Discussion on Human Rights in the Global Operations and Supply Chains of Canadian Companies
Canadian businesses, civil society, labour and government are looking for the best path forward to prevent and eliminate adverse human rights impacts in the global operations and supply chains of companies based in Canada and/or doing business in Canada. Above Ground and 34 other civil society groups have proposed a series of consensus starting points as a basis for further dialogue.
In this submission to the UN special rapporteur on racial discrimination, we call attention to the role that multinational companies’ home states can play in facilitating extractive projects that harm ethnic minorities.
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.