Human Rights Advocates and Legal Experts Deliver Blueprint for New International Corporate Accountability Law in Canada

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Ottawa, ON / May 31, 2021—Today the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) releases draft model legislation that provides lawmakers with a blueprint for writing into Canadian law the corporate duty to respect human rights and the environment. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm

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Virtual Press Conference Announcing Release of Model Due Diligence Legislation in Canada

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OTTAWA, ON—On Monday, May 31st, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) will release draft model legislation to provide lawmakers with a blueprint for a new international corporate accountability law in Canada. The draft model law, if adopted, would require Canadian companies to prevent human rights and environmental harm throughout their global operations and supply

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Historic victory: judge forces Shell to drastically reduce CO2 emissions

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May 26, 2021 (Ottawa) – For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations1 the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must

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Media Advisory – Historic climate case against Shell – Court verdict due 26 May 1500 CET

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On Wednesday 26 May a Dutch court in The Hague will give judgment in the Climate Case against Shell brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie), 17,000 co-plaintiffs and 6 other organisations (Note1). This case is unique: if successful, this will be the first legal judgment ordering a polluting transnational corporation to reduce its

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Canada’s pesticide regulator continues to backtrack on promised neonics ban

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Environmental groups dismayed by continued use of bee-killing imidacloprid, request audit of federal pesticide regulation OTTAWA — Environmental groups are calling for an audit of federal pesticide regulation, after the Pest Management Regulatory Agency published its final decision on harmful neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics), allowing most uses to continue despite identified risks to wildlife and ecosystems.

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Federal pesticide regulator flip-flops on proposed neonics ban after years of delay

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Canada failing to protect the environment from harmful pesticides, groups say OTTAWA – Decisions published today by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency will allow the widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides to continue, despite evidence of harm to wildlife and ecosystems. Environmental organizations say Canada is failing to protect the environment from harmful pesticides. “It is

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La Cour suprême du Canada juge constitutionnelle la loi fédérale sur la tarification du carbone : Des intervenantes pour les droits des femmes et des filles se réjouissent de cette décision.

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Territoire algonquin/Ottawa, Ontario – 25 mars 2021 – Le jugement de la Cour suprême du Canada déclarant constitutionnelle la Loi sur la tarification de la pollution causée par les gaz à effet de serre est une victoire pour les femmes et les filles. La Saskatchewan, l’Ontario et l’Alberta avaient porté cette loi à l’attention des

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules Carbon Pricing Law Constitutional: Intervenors for rights of women and girls welcome the decision

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version française disponible ici Algonquin Territory/Ottawa, Ontario – March 25, 2021 – The Supreme Court of Canada’s judgment declaring the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act constitutional is a victory for women and girls. Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta went to court over the Act arguing that it was unconstitutional because Ottawa was stepping into provincial jurisdiction.

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Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth win oil pollution case against Shell in historic ruling

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NETHERLANDS, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE For immediate release: Friday January 29, 2020 The Hague, 29 January 2021 – The Court of Appeal in The Hague has ruled in favour of Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands and four Nigerians on most points in an oil pollution case that was first brought

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How Can Christmas Be Bad? The true cost of Christmas and how to reduce it

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By Don Huff and Beatrice Olivastri  Even in a fast paced, modern society, Christmas can be as full of warmth as a hundred years ago. Our traditions may be updated, but the core of Christmas – spending time with family and friends, reflecting on the year, and taking time to recharge – remains the same.

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