Each day, armed conflict results in the deaths of 2,000 people worldwide, and countless others are maimed. Illicit and irresponsible transfers of arms are the cause of many of the world’s greatest human rights abuses, conflicts, and humanitaria… Read More
CLC president Ken Georgetti has written to the Mexican ambassador to Canada expressing “grave concern” about the situation of Mexican workers. Georgetti says that there has been a serious escalation in the violation of the rights of Mex… Read More
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) condemns brutal violence in Bahrain and has requested the Government of Canada to press the authorities in Bahrain to immediately end the state of martial law and for the removal of foreign troops. The CLC has also … Read More
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Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Annual Report on Human Rights and Free Trade between Canada and the Republic of Colombia.
We think this is an important issue we a… Read More
The Globe and Mail newspaper carried an editorial on September 22 praising the human rights record of Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos. The editorial contains no evidence to back up its praise of the former defence minister who became pr… Read More
The Canadian labour movement asks Canadian parliamentarians to reject the Canada-Colombia agreement at least until a comprehensive, independent Human Rights Impact Assessment is completed, its findings broadly circulated and acted upon, and until the… Read More