Canada moves one step closer to supply chain legislation

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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