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5 Jun 2018

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Canada recruits first-ever Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

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The creation of an independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was announced in January 2018. The CORE will be mandated to investigate allegations of human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporate activity abroad. The CORE will seek to assist wherever possible in collaboratively resolving disputes or conflicts between impacted communities and Canadian companies. It will be empowered to independently investigate, report, recommend remedy and monitor its implementation... In addition to its ability to undertake collaborative and independent fact-finding, the Ombudsperson will promote respect for human rights and responsible business conduct, and the adoption and implementation of best practices by Canadian business.

... Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website... Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. [More information about eligibility requirements and desirable qualifications is available here.]

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