Dear social justice minded friends,
Please read and consider signing and sharing the petition that can be found on the link below. It is asking for the Canadian ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise to have more power to effectively investigate the conduct of Canadian mining and other related companies working internationally. Development and Peace has shared a number of videos and much information about the conduct of some of these companies who operate with disregard to the environment and people in the areas. You can view one such video here: https://www.devp.org/sites/www.devp.org/files/videos/devpeace_fall2013_philippines_mp4.mp4
The creation of the position of an ombudsperson was a ten year endeavor for which Development and Peace advocated tirelessly. Read more about it: https://www.devp.org/en/ombudsman .
There is now a position, but there need to be adjustments to that position, in that currently it is very difficult, if not impossible, for the person in that position to make the difference that is necessary because of all the limitations put on them. Read and sing the petition here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2564