Earlier this week, Minister Champagne announced the creation of a new independent watchdog for responsible enterprise, with the power to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) is being promoted as the first of its kind in the world.
Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, who joined us in November for our Human Rights Town Hall, supported the initiative:
“The ethical investing community will look with great interest to the work of this ombudsperson. It offers something that simply hasn’t been there before: a credible, independent body with some thorough, meaningful powers to look into the allegations that come forward.”
Amnesty International Canada, Oxfam Canada, and other advocacy organizations have welcomed the announcement, as our government continues to stand up for human rights.
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