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TAKE ACTION: Canada must provide promised powers to Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

In January 2018, the government announced that it would create an independent office with the power to investigate. Instead, on April 8, 2019, it unveiled a powerless advisory post, little different from what has already existed for years. The Government of Canada failed to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible [...]

2021-04-12T14:47:19-04:00January 18th, 2021|General blog, Urgent Actions|

Month of Action for Mining Justice

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, [...]

2021-06-09T12:01:32-04:00May 19th, 2020|General blog, Urgent Actions|

Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad

For Immediate Release Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad Ottawa, ON / Tatamagouche, NS / Guatemala City (April 8, 2019) - The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate [...]

2021-04-12T11:40:26-04:00April 8th, 2019|Press releases|

Press Release: Human rights ombudsperson for Canadian corporations could be a step in the right direction, says BTS

January 24, 2018 (Halifax / Guatemala City) For the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), the recently announced Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise could be a step towards increased corporate accountability, though its effectiveness remains to be seen. The office will have the power to investigate human rights complaints against [...]

2021-04-14T13:28:46-04:00January 24th, 2018|General blog, Press releases|

PRESS RELEASE: CNCA expresses concern that Federal Budget does not mention Human Rights Ombudsperson

We were disappointed to learn that the federal budget announced on March 22 makes no mention of a Human Rights Ombudsperson for the extractive sector. Regardless, we will continue to push for the Liberal government to make good on its promise to establish an effective Ombudsperson's office! Read the response [...]

2021-04-14T13:37:09-04:00March 24th, 2017|General blog, Press releases|

Elections 2015: Where Colchester-Cumberland Candidates Stand on Mining Justice

Will You Make Canada Open for Justice? Full responses Central Nova, Cumberland-Colchester candidates If you are elected as the MP for your riding, will you work in Parliament to: ​Create an independent extractive-sector Ombudsperson in Canada, with the power to investigate complaints and make recommendations, including suspending or ending Canadian [...]

2021-04-14T09:36:21-04:00October 13th, 2015|Current Events in Guate, General blog|
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