AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CANADA CAMPAIGN
CANADIAN COMPANIES ARE PUTTING COMMUNITIES AT RISK DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Canadian companies operate mining, energy and hydro-electric projects across Canada and in over 100 countries around the world. Many of these projects have been associated with serious human rights and environmental abuses, prompting the Canadian government to establish voluntary initiatives to encourage companies to respect human rights. However, Canada’s active promotion of oil, gas, mining and hydro projects coupled with an alarming lack of corporate respect for human rights has led to wide-spread impunity for corporate human rights abuses.
To our Heads of State, Foreign Ministers, and Trade Ministers:
The treatment of the Palestinian people has become a stain on the conscience of the world. It is time for the world to stand up and act, to bring sanctions on Israel until Palestinians are granted full and equal civil rights. We appeal to you for moral leadership and action to save lives.