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18 Jan 2019

Save the Children, World Vision & other NGOs, change.org

Canada: NGOs call on govt. to enact legislation requiring companies to mitigate child labour & modern slavery risks in supply chains

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Right now, as Canadians, it’s impossible for us to be informed consumers because of a lack of supply chain transparency. We need to demand better from the companies we buy from, and from our government. We need legislation to end all forms of child labour... The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has released a report looking at the connection between child labour and the products and services that Canadians buy... This is a cucial time to let our Government know that you support supply chain legislation. Let’s call on the Government of Canada to develop a law requiring companies in Canada to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address child labour, modern slavery and human rights risks in their operations and global supply chains.