PBI-Canada joins #PeaceDay action calling on General Dynamics to ‘Stop Selling War Machines’

Peace Brigades International-Canada joined with local activists gathered in front of the General Dynamics office in Nepean/Ottawa (Algonquin territory) today – the International Day of Peace — with the message: Stop Selling War Machines. This day of action was co-organized by numerous groups including Labour Against the Arms Trade, People Read more…

Export Development Canada finances Calgary-based Parex Resources in Colombia

Earlier this month, Peace Brigades International signed this letter that highlights: “The activities of [public development banks] have repeatedly exacerbated poverty, widened inequalities and fuelled human rights violations (such as reprisals, land grabbing and forced evictions) without access to any useful remedies for affected communities.” United Nations High Commissioner for Read more…

PBI calls on public development banks to prioritize human rights at the upcoming Finance in Common Summit

Peace Brigades International organized a meeting in Ottawa, Canada for Colombian human rights defenders from CREDHOS and the CCALCP legal collective to raise concerns about fracking and the practices of Canadian oil and gas companies with representatives of Export Development Canada in November 2019. Peace Brigades International has signed this Read more…

Repeated security incidents threaten Tiny House Warrior land defenders protecting unceded Secwepemc territory from pipeline

The Tiny House Warriors are Indigenous Secwepemc land defenders protecting their unceded territory in British Columbia, Canada against the construction of the 890,000 barrel per day Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline megaproject that would cross 518 kilometres of their land without their free, prior and informed consent. They have posted: Read more…

Where is the Canadian government on due diligence legislation and a Binding Treaty on transnational corporations?

The lack of a legal, enforceable framework to hold Canadian-based transnational corporations responsible for identifying, preventing and mitigating the human rights impacts of their business activities is an ongoing concern. Beyond guidelines and principles, there is a global call for binding national and international laws that would prevent human rights Read more…