“Minding our own business: How to ensure Canadian businesses respect human rights abroad”.
Over 230 people joined last night to hear powerful testimony from people whose lives have been negatively impacted by Canadian mining companies in the Philippines and the Brazilian Amazon, and by Canadian garment companies in Bangladesh, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating their situation: Cristina (Tinay) Palabay, General Secretary of KARAPATAN, Philippines Francisco Oliveira da Silva, Jéssica Maciel Cabral, Ildair dos Santas and other leaders of the Mura people of the Brazilian Amazon. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-5gnmAutE Kalpona Akter, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Center for Workers’ Solidarity. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSXlsw3VGu0. Canadian members of Parliament Heather McPherson, NDP MP for Edmonton-Strathcona, Elizabeth May, Green Party MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, and Nate Erskine-Smith, Liberal MP for Beaches-East York, talked about what action Canada should take on business and human rights.
Here is the video: https://devpeace-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ewright_devp_org/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fewright%5Fdevp%5Forg%2FDocuments%2FShared%20with%20Everyone%2FRecording%5FMinding%20our%20own%20Business%5FMay14%2C2020%2Emp4&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fewright%5Fdevp%5Forg%2FDocuments%2FShared%20with%20Everyone&originalPath=aHR0cHM6Ly9kZXZwZWFjZS1teS5zaGFyZXBvaW50LmNvbS86djovZy9wZXJzb25hbC9ld3JpZ2h0X2RldnBfb3JnL0VRb2g3QnRvcnZGTmttQUxTX1J1YzQwQmEzdkUwX1c5b3VESnAyVGlSSFJxN0E_cnRpbWU9Y1N2c2oxTDYxMGc
Costal Gaslink Pipeline: The creation of this new pipeline directly violates Canada’s international commitments to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UN Declaration) which recognizes that the rights of Indigenous peoples are inherent. The view that rights do not exist until proven in Canadian courts goes against international law. In addition, to breaching the right to FPIC, this project breaches Article 10 of the UN Declaration which states that “Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their lands or territories”.
Anglican Church of Canada https://www.anglican.ca/tr/reconciliation-toolkit/
Diocesan Environment Network - Introduction to healthy forests: An interview with Nina Newington of the Healthy Forest Coalition, who they are, their work, and healthy forests in Nova Scotia. https://youtu.be/hax4ZAHVJrg