By: Tianqi Liu On Monday, May 31st, 2021, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) released the draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new Canadian corporate accountability law (Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation, or mHREDD). The law has received broad support across 150 [...]
APG Mesoamerica voices concerns over increased violence and repression in Guatemala, as Canada benefits from the country’s rapidly deteriorating rule of law and democracy In late May, BTS and other members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) drafted a briefing note voicing concern over escalating violence and repression in Guatemala [...]
Statement of Solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network expresses its solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the federally-mandated residential school located in Kamloops, British Columbia. We stand in solidarity with First [...]
We ask that you write letters to the Government of Guatemala and the Canadian Embassy to Guatemala by Friday, May 8th calling on officials to defend the rights of the most vulnerable in their response to COVID-19.
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, [...]
The Xinka Parliament and the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) support and stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders, who are resisting the incursion of the Coastal Gaslink (CGL) pipeline on their unceded territory. We - Xinka people and Xinka Parliament in Guatemala - have been engaged in a [...]
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — the Canadian government must take action to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of women, both in Canada and abroad.
En Espanol Sign the letter! The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Fax: 613-941-6900 CC: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs The [...]
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — the Canadian government must take action to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of women, both in Canada and abroad. Canada was one of the first countries to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of [...]
Central Nova, Cumberland-Colchester candidates reply to questions re human rights abuses of Canadian companies abroad and support for Open for Justice campaign. Tories do not respond. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) supports the Open for Justice campaign that seeks to ensure that people whose human rights have been [...]
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Urge Guatemala to Renew the Mandate of the International Coalition Against Impunity in Guatemala – CICIG
http://www.ccic.ca/_files/en/working_groups/2015_04_21_Letter_Minister_Nicholson_renewal_CICIG.pdf See Plaza Publica article (in Spanish) about the continuation of CICIG here. Guatemalans outside of the Presidential Palace asking for the CICIG mandate to be renewed. Photo: Plaza Publica