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Canadian companies’ watchdog still unable to receive complaints about human rights abuses abroad

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Canada's National Observer
By Yasmine Ghania | NewsPolitics | February 17th 2021

The watchdog office formed to review claims of alleged human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad in the mining, oil and gas, and garment sectors will launch its complaints mechanism in “early 2021.” Photo by Tom Fisk / Pexels 

The office announced by the federal government in 2018 to handle complaints of human rights abuses perpetrated by Canadian companies operating overseas still doesn’t have a complaints mechanism in place.

The Canada Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was intended to be a government watchdog that could investigate companies in the oil and gas, mining and garment sectors and recommend remedies for complaints of bad conduct abroad.

See the full article on The National Observer.