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.
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Treasury Board provided 'evergreen guidance' to deputy heads of departments in the spring, which included consideration of a possible resurgence in positive cases and the re-tightening of restrictions.
Heritage was selected as the department for this project because it includes a good representation of the kinds of complexities that an HR and pay system is going to have to grapple with, according to Minister Murray.