Posts Tagged "corporate accountability"

KAIROS at Fair Tax Summit

April 5, 2012

KAIROS, along with 24 other civil society organizations, co-sponsored a lively conference convened by Canadians for Tax Fairness in Ottawa on March 29-30 of this year. The fact that the summit coincided with the release of federal budget (one that…

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Call to Action: Vigil for human rights and social justice in Colombia

September 20, 2011

On Thursday September 22nd, those able to afford the minimum $1,000 ticket price will attend a gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto to honour Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as Statesman of the Year. The award from the Canadian Council…

Post filed in: Latin America

KAIROS is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo

September 19, 2011

View the Joint Letter ‘Re. the Assassination of Father José Reinel Restrepo of the municipality of Marmato, Colombia’   KAIROS is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo, parish priest of the municipality of…

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Fate of Tar Sands Pipelines Crucial for Climate Justice

August 12, 2011

Please read KAIROS’ Report “Fate of Tar Sands Pipelines Crucial for Climate Justice” President Barack Obama is facing a crucial decision that will define the U.S. position on climate justice. He can heed the advice from the Environmental Protection Agency…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Letter to Hon. John Baird re. visit of Salvadoran Attorney General Romeo Barahona

August 11, 2011

Dear Minister Baird: We write as Canadian organizations with long standing relationships with human rights, development, environmental and faith based organizations in El Salvador. Our organizations represent Canadians from across the country concerned about the increasing violence perpetrated against Salvadoran…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America

Lawsuits on mining-related abuses will test limits of Canadian law

July 7, 2011

Four groundbreaking lawsuits have been launched in Canada over the past two years by plaintiffs alleging that they or their family members suffered grave human rights violations linked to the activities of Canadian mining companies operating abroad. KAIROS is hopeful…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice

Ecumenical Conference on Mining – Final Statement

May 5, 2011

(Conferencia Ecuménica sobre Minería >>) Gathered under a banner bearing Psalm 24’s reminder – “The Earth is God’s, and all that is in it” – about 150 people from all parts of the Earth considered the impact of Canadian mining…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

The Rights of the Lubicon Must be Protected

April 6, 2011

“My grandmother and mother have a trap line of their own on which they go hunting and snaring but it is rare that they will bring any rabbits, moose, deer, prairie chickens, or even bears back home…With all these roads,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

The Struggle for Mining Accountability Continues in the Wake of Bill C-300

October 28, 2010

KAIROS is deeply disappointed by the defeat of Bill C-300 at its third reading in the House of Commons. The private member’s bill, which would have created new mechanisms to hold Canadian mining, oil and gas companies accountable when they…

Post filed in: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Latin America

Quel sort attend le projet de loi sur la responsabilité des compagnies minières canadiennes?

July 14, 2010

Lorsque la Chambre des communes reprendra ses travaux en septembre, l’un des premiers sujets à aborder sera le projet de loi C-300, un projet de loi privé visant à établir des normes de conduite minimales pour les compagnies minières, pétrolières…

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KAIROS commends new Amnesty International report revealing extent of oil and gas development on Lubicon Cree traditional territory

June 18, 2010

For decades, eleven churches and religious organizations have joined together in KAIROS to support the Lubicon Lake Cree in their struggle for recognition and justice.  In 2003, then-federal negotiator professor Bradford Morse said it was his intention to be the…

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Les députés reportent le débat sur le projet de loi sur les mines

May 21, 2010

Le député libéral John McKay continue de faire face à un barrage de critiques de la part du lobby minier au sujet de son modeste projet de loi pour interdire au gouvernement de financer les opérations minières irresponsables.  Son projet…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #19: Financial Crisis An Opportunity for a New Global Order

November 1, 2009

The current financial crisis has created an exceptional opportunity for transforming the global economic order. In this report we shall first explore the proximate causes of the crisis that began with excessive speculation in the US housing and financial markets. In Part II…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #11: Regulating Canadian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies Operating Internationally

May 22, 2007

Canada has a unique opportunity to become a world  leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the mining, oil and gas sector. In March 2007, the Harper government was handed a blueprint  for a new approach to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #8: The Cerro de San Pedro Case: A Clarion Call for Binding Legislation of Canadian Corporate Activity Abroad

March 21, 2007

In March 2005,  at the request of Mexican human rights partners and the  Broad Opposition Front (FAO), a KAIROS church leaders delegation traveled to the community of Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico. The church leaders were the first Canadian delegation not…

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KAIROS Briefing Paper #4: Bolivia Emulates Norway; Why Doesn’t Canada?

October 22, 2006

Bolivia’s nationalization of its petroleum industry actually replicates Norwegian policies well-known to the oil industry. In stark contrast, the Canadian experience reveals a trend in the opposite direction, especially with Tar Sands development. What lessons does the Bolivian experience hold for Canada?…

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