Transparency and the international economy; Cannes G20 postmortem; export credit agencies fail on human rights.
Government of Canada policies and positions
On September 15, 2011, the Canadian government's Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibilty held a workshop with John Ruggie entitled, 'Implications of the Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the UN Framework for CSR in the Canadian Extratcive Sector.' The Halifax Initiative participated on behalf of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability as the civil society respondent to Mr. Ruggie.
Canadian mining interests in countries around the world are valued at tens of billions of dollars.
IMF misses global financial crisis; Colombian government puts breaks on World Bank-financed mine; Wikileaks: Canadian embassy promotes mining industry in Argentina; Guatemalans sue Hudbay.
Article concerning lack of accountability in Canada regarding our overseas extractive sector.
L’Honorable James Flaherty
Ministre des Finances
Ministère des Finances Canada
140, O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G5
Monsieur le Ministre,
Re : consultation 2010-2011 au sujet de la Loi sur la responsabilité en matière d’aide au développement officielle
ODA accountability consultation; World Bank dumps human rights; Bank report on extractives ignores reality.
Submission by the Halifax Initiative and CCIC regarding implementation of the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act.
Return of the financial transactions tax
Embassy Magazine, Feb. 16, 2011
By John Jacobs
In spite of Canada's attempt to bury it at the Toronto G20 meeting, a tax on financial transactions is back on the global agenda and gaining momentum.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to use his term as chair of the G20 to reform the global financial system and curb the speculation that contributed to the economic crisis. At the top of his agenda is an international financial transactions tax (FTT) to fund the fight against poverty and climate change.