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Canada must ‘walk the talk,’ give corporate ethics watchdog power to compel evidence: UN expert

By Peter Mazereeuw      

As is, the government’s new ombudsperson wouldn’t ‘add value’ and would duplicate its National Contact Point for human rights, says Surya Deva.

Surya Deva is chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, which called on Canada in 2017 to set up a strong, independent ombudsperson for corporate conduct overseas. The Hill Times photograph by Peter Mazereeuw

The Liberal government’s new watchdog for corporate ethics is “disappointing” and “not in line” with what it has promised, says the chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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