Putting 'responsibility' back into corporate social responsibility

A recent court decision opens the door to foreign litigants being able to sue a Canadian company in a Canadian court for harm that took place in a foreign country.

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Liberal MP John McKay in 2011.
John McKay
Published: Wednesday, 08/14/2013 6:59 pm EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 08/19/2013 9:06 pm EDT

The issue of responsible practice for Canadian companies operating in foreign jurisdictions has pricked Canadians’ conscience for years. Citizens don't like reading about accusations of significant human rights abuses and the degradation of the environment of other nations. It offends our core sense of who we are as a nation to see headlines of rape and murder, especially when Canadian companies are involved.

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