Human rights abuses at Canadian-owned mining sites around the world are widespread and well documented. Victims of such abuse have nowhere to turn to seek justice.
Inter Pares has joined with the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability to urge Canada to create an effective, independent Ombudsman for the Extractive Sector to hold Canadian mining companies to account.
1. JOIN INTER PARES’ SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and share with your friends what a real Extractive Industry Ombudsperson looks like!
2. WRITE TO YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (MP)
A personalized letter is worth its weight in gold. You can find your MP's coordinates online.
3. TWEET TO François-Philippe Champagne, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Help us convince Minister Champagne that it's time to make Canada Open for Justice by creating an Ombudsperson.
@FP_Champagne Canada needs an ombudsperson to investigate extractive sector human rights abuses http://bit.ly/2e22wpq #open4justice
4. MEET YOUR MP
Phone or arrange to meet with your MP to discuss this important issue (find your MP online). Tips for meeting with your MP and campaign talking points are provided below under the heading "Resources." Call to schedule your meeting right away. Don't delay - We need an Ombudsperson with teeth!
NEW: OMBUDSPERSON INFOGRAPHIC A helpful visual that outlines the key aspects of our ombudsperson proposal.
NEW: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF MODEL LEGISLATION for an extractive industry ombudsperson. You don't need to be a lawyer to read this.
NEW: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS. A one-pager on the essential elements of an ombudsperson office.
NEW: TALK IS NOT ENOUGH Why Canada needs an extractive sector ombudsperson (includes a chart comparing the Ombudsperson to the CSR Counsellor and the OECD NCP).
NEW: Lobbying Kit. We encourage you to call or visit your MP to encourage them to support this important cause.