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17 December 2018

Canada: Liberal MP proposes modern slavery bill requiring Canadian companies to report on measures to reduce risk of forced labour

Author: Samantha Beattie, HuffPost Canada

A proposed federal bill is hoping to crack down on Canadian companies that import products tainted by child and forced labour. The Modern Slavery Bill, tabled in the House of Commons Thursday by Liberal MP John McKay, would require companies to...

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3 December 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked over 120 global companies across the three sectors.   2018 Information & C...

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4 September 2018
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Author: Le Monde

« Au Canada, les fabricants d'opiacés seront poursuivis en justice », 30 août 2018...

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29 August 2018

Canada: Provincial govt. files lawsuit against drug manufacturers & pharmacies over their alleged contribution to opioid epidemic

Author: Peter Robb, ipolitics (Canada)

"B.C. first government in Canada to sue drug companies over opioids", 29 Aug 2018...

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16 January 2018

Canada: Govt. to announce new ombudsperson for “responsible enterprise”; role to cover extractive & other sectors

Author: Peter Mazereeuw, The Hill Times

“Champagne to announce new ombudsman for corporate responsibility Wednesday, after years-long campaign by human rights groups”, 16 Jan 2018...

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17 July 2017

Canada: Court rejects class-action suit against Joe Fresh & Loblaw on liability for suppliers' negligence in relation to Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh

Author: Hollie Shaw, Financial Post (Canada)

" Judge rejects Joe Fresh class action related to Bangladesh factory disaster ", 17 July 2017...

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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Report
11 January 2017

Policy paper outlines mechanisms to improve quality & accountability in textile industry auditing processes

Author: Carolijn Terwindt & Miriam Saage-Maass, European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

„Liability of Social Auditors in the Textile Industry”, December 2016...

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15 December 2016

Bangladesh: Building safety of factories improved but progress on working conditions in apparel supply chains & retail outlets necessary, investigation finds

Author: Anjali Kamat, Slate Magazine (US)

“We Are Nothing but Machines to Them”, 15 Dec 2016...

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25 November 2015

Lawsuit against Loblaws Companies in Canada over risks in supply chain in Bangladesh to be test case for expansion of jurisdiction of Canadian courts, say lawyers

Author: Christopher Burkett & Jennifer Bernardo, Baker & McKenzie

"The Rana Plaza class action - is Canada the next frontier for global human rights litigation?", 23 Nov 2015...

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