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your child was sick, your family’s safety in danger, you were being kicked out
of your home, or your water was being poisoned—what would you do?
you demand justice?
the globe there are hardworking activists, community leaders, and organizations
working at the grassroots level to do just that. They face an uphill battle
when large Canadian extractive companies go into their communities to search
for and extract minerals, oil, and gas. These companies are all too often accused of
damaging the environment and employing staff who use extreme violence,
including cases of rape and murder, when local leaders speak up against
harmed by Canadian companies abroad often find they have nowhere to seek justice.
Victims often face significant barriers to accessing justice at home, including
heavy costs, inadequate or non-existent out of court mechanisms, and corruption.
That’s why Canada must uphold its international human rights obligations and prioritize
human rights over mining profit!
members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability launched the
#Open4Justice Campaign to call on the government to open Canadian courts to those alleging harm by Canadian mining companies overseas. We are also calling for an Ombudsman dedicated to the extractive sector
with an effective mandate.
May 11-15, events across Canada will be spotlighting the incredible work
organizations do to push for mining justice and the challenges we still face.
We want everyone to stand up and support the #Open4Justice campaign—and ensure
our voices carry all the way to the House of Commons!
calling on YOU to join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. During a week of activities
spotlighting justice for communities harmed by Canadian mining companies, we’re
taking to social media to call on the government to make Canada #Open4Justice,
not just open for business!
Thanks to all who joined us in taking social media by storm! We hit just under 150 supporters on Thunderclap, and our message may have reached as many as 150,000 people!
If you are able, please consider joining us throughout this week of action:
1. Tweet our Policymakers to Take Action: Tell our Members of Parliament that it’s time Canada takes its international human rights obligations seriously! We’ve approached MP’s from all parties to show their support for the Campaign—here are some suggestions for who to reach out to and sample tweets. Link to MP Pledge:ow.ly/MuPCJ
MPs to Tweet at:
Ø Honourable Edward Fast: @HonEdFast (Minister of International Trade)
Ø Don Davies: @DonDavies (International Trade Critic for the Official Opposition)
Ø Chrystia Freeland: @cafreeland (International Trade Critic, LPC)
Please also write to your own Member of Parliament to encourage them to take action. You can find your MPs name here and their twitter handle here.
2. Join one of our member organizations in events being held near you:
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability brings together solidarity groups, labour unions and environmental, human rights, development and religious organizations from across Canada that are advocating for mandatory corporate accountability standards for Canadian extractive companies operating abroad, especially in developing countries. With almost 30 member organizations, we represent the concerns of millions of Canadians from coast to coast.