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Canada moves one step closer to supply chain legislation

Canada is signaling its determination to enhance efforts to combat modern slavery and forced labour across the federal government

Canada could become the next major economy to enact supply chain legislation.

Currently, the country lacks a comprehensive policy response to modern slavery and forced labour, a point emphasized in an October 2018 report by the Canadian Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development entitled, “A Call to Action: Ending the Use of all Forms of Child Labour in Supply Chains“.

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Just months before that report was issued, the 2018 Global Slavery Index ranked Canada sixth globally for the value of imported goods at-risk of being produced by slave or forced labour.

The government response to the Standing Committee report, issued in a February 8 letter from International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, indicates Canada is seeking to change that.

Read entire post Canada moves one step closer to supply chain legislation | Josh Scheinert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
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