The May Month of Action for Mining Justice has kicked off. The campaign is being coordinated by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability and its members, including BTS. 

Through this campaign, we’re calling on the Canadian government to take concrete measures to strengthen the rules for businesses & uphold human rights, specifically:

1. Empowering the Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise with independence and the power to investigate human rights abuse allegations; and

2. Enacting a comprehensive human rights due diligence law that compels businesses to respect the most current international human rights standards across the entirety of their global operations and supply chains and holds them liable for harms caused by or on behalf of their operations.

Sign the petition today here: .

In case you missed yesterday’s webinar, here is the recording. There was lots of participation from BTS members, which was great to see. 

To collect as many signatures as possible, please share the #empower and #enact CHALLENGE on your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter accounts today! As part of this months efforts, we are sharing stories of struggle from Guatemala and expressing our solidarity with partners fighting to protect their territories from Canadian mining, including the Xinka Parliament. You can reshare from BTS’s social media channels here on Facebookhere on Twitter and here on Instagram