Advocacy

The 2015 election campaign: where do the parties stand on climate issues?

October 13, 2015
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Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer and Judith Faucher, intern
The struggle against climate change is at the heart of Development and Peace’s new campaign Create a Climate of Change, and is one of the main issues put forward in its 2015 Electoral Guide.
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Federal elections: where do mining issues fit in?

October 2, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer
For a number of years, Development and Peace has been calling on the Canadian government to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities in countries of the Global South affected by the operations of Canadian companies.
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The Philippines: Community resistance to mining

August 25, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

As part of the International People’s Conference on Mining, I had the chance to participate in a solidarity visit to the city of Mankayan in the Province of Benguet in the Philippines.

The Philippines: People’s mining conference sheds light on mining abuses

August 5, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

From July 30th to August 1st, the International People’s Conference on Mining (www.peoplesminingconf.net) took place in Quezon City, the Philippines. Development and Peace’s Filipino partner Center for Environmental Concern was part of the organizing committee of the conference.

A step towards reconciliation

June 11, 2015
by 
Julie Lapalme, research and advocacy officer
On June 2, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report before an audience filled with expectation and emotion. After having collected 7,000 testimonies over a period of six years from victims and persons in charge of Indian Residential Schools, the Commission concluded that these institutions were the key element in a policy of “cultural genocide” directed against the First Nations of Canada and designed to eliminate any form of distinct Aboriginal legal, social, cultural or religious entity. Upon closing their work, the commissioners stated that only an important reengagement on the part of the State, combined with a broad public dialogue, can open up a way toward genuine reconciliation and equal opportunities for Aboriginal populations. A list of 94 recommendations was drawn up to guide the process.
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COP20: Bishops dialogue with diplomats on climate change

December 10, 2014
by 
Mary Durran, International Programs Officer for Latin America

It seemed a million miles away from the melting glaciers, the eroding deserts and the shrinking forest frontlines of the international battle against climate change. A Catholic school hall surrounded by manicured gardens in an upper class suburb of Lima was the setting for a high level dialogue between the Peruvian bishops’ conference, bishops from France, Brazil, Bangladesh and South Africa, and delegates from some of the developed nations attending the UN climate talks currently taking place in Lima.

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COP20: Évêques et diplomates dialoguent sur les changements climatiques

December 10, 2014
by 
Mary Durran, chargée de programmes - Amérique latine

La fonte des glaciers, l’érosion des déserts et la disparition des forêts, lignes de front de la lutte internationale contre le changement climatique, semblaient à des millions de kilomètres. La salle de réunion d’une école catholique entourée de jardins bien entretenus, dans une banlieue bourgeoise de Lima, est le théâtre d’un Dialogue de haut niveau entre la Conférence des évêques du Pérou, des évêques de France, du Brésil, du Bangladesh et d’Afrique du Sud et les délégués de certains pays du Sud assistant aux discussions sur le climat de l’ONU qui se déroulent actuellement à Lima.

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L’imputabilité des entreprises extractives à nouveau compromise

October 3, 2014
by 
Julie Lapalme, Chargée de recherche et de plaidoyer

Au cours de la dernière année, de nombreuses organisations de la société civile se sont mobilisées en faveur de la création d’un poste d’ombudsman indépendant pour le secteur extractif, capable d’assurer un meilleur accès à la justice pour les communautés du Sud affectées par les opérations minières canadiennes à l’étranger.

Once again, corporate accountability of the extractive industry is compromised

October 3, 2014
by 
Julie Lapalme, research and advocacy officer

During the past year, a broad coalition of Canadian civil society organizations have called for the creation of an independent ombudsman for the extractive sector who is able to make justice more accessible for communities from the Global South affected by Canadian mining operations. As part of this ever-growing movement, Development and Peace has repeatedly insisted on the need for this mechanism, through the Voice for Justice campaign, as well as in previous campaigns.

A Voice for Justice will be heard on May 14!

May 5, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

Come join a mass rally on May 14th calling for Canadian mining companies to be accountable for their actions overseas!
 
The rally will take place on Wednesday, May 14th at noon on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Come be part of hundreds from across Canada who will be gathering on Parliament Hill to call for an ombudsman for the extractive sector so that communities negatively impacted by Canadian mining companies in the Global South can have a Voice for justice.

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