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New Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy: Making Progress, but We Can Do Better

Last November 14, the Government of Canada released its new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. Several civil society organizations—including Development and Peace and its members—had been waiting for this new strategy in the hope that their calls for greater justice for communities in the Global South affected by the operations of certain mining companies would be heard.


Once again, corporate accountability of the extractive industry is compromised

October 3, 2014
Julie Lapalme, research and advocacy officer

During the past year, a broad coalition of Canadian civil society organizations have called for the creation of an independent ombudsman for the extractive sector who is able to make justice more accessible for communities from the Global South affected by Canadian mining operations. As part of this ever-growing movement, Development and Peace has repeatedly insisted on the need for this mechanism, through the Voice for Justice campaign, as well as in previous campaigns.

URGENT ACTION – Let your MP know that you want a Voice for Justice

On Wednesday, October 1st, Bill C-584 or An Act respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing Countries will be voted on as part of its second reading in the House of Commons. This act proposes the creation of an independent ombudsman in Canada, a call that has been made by Development and Peace since 2007 in response to reports that communities affected by Canadian mining companies have not had their rights respected.