Champagne to announce new ombudsman for corporate responsibility Wednesday, after years-long campaign by human rights groups
The new ombudsperson will cover more than just the extractive sector, which has long been the focus of calls for the office.
Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, left, is expected to announce the creation of a new ombudsperson for corporate responsibility in Ottawa Wednesday, a move aimed at addressing controversies tied to Canadian companies in the mining and apparel industries dating back years. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to create the new ombudsperson's office during the 2015 election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, The Hill Times file photograph
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