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…

Three transnational corporations to submit bids to Canada for $19 billion fighter jet contract by July 31

The deadline for three transnationals – Lockheed Martin, Saab and Boeing – to submit their bids for a $19 billion fighter jet contract with the Canadian government is fast approaching. These companies have until July 31 to submit their proposals. The Government of Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project webpage notes: Read more…

PBI-Canada supports the call for a fundamental reassessment of Canadian foreign policy

Peace Brigades International-Canada supports the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute’s call to “fundamentally reassess Canadian foreign policy.” Some of the questions that would help frame that review include: 1-Should Canada continue to offer financial and diplomatic support to arms exporters or refocus on demilitarization? In 2019, the value of Canadian exports Read more…

Canadian companies bidding to win fracking contracts to be awarded by Colombia in September/October

Colombian human rights defenders Julia Figueroa and Andrea Nocove from the Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers’ Collective (CCALCP) and Ivan Madero from the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) raised concerns about fracking in Colombia when they visited Canada in November 2019. On June 11, Business News Americas Read more…