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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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.