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The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) Second Annual Report Tabled

OTTAWA, March 22, 2023

Sheri Meyerhoffer, the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), yesterday welcomed the tabling of the CORE’s second annual report in the House of Commons by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.

This report period (April 1, 2021–March 31, 2022) builds on the foundational work profiled in its inaugural report. The CORE is uniquely positioned to create lasting change and influence public policy in promoting and protecting international human rights. The CORE seeks to do this by building and fostering respectful, positive relationships with stakeholders.

Among major accomplishments, the report highlights the publishing of criteria for Ombud-initiated reviews; the launching of a major study on the garment industry; and the CORE’s submission on Bill S-211, An Act to enact the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and to amend the Customs Tariff.

The annual report can be found on the CORE website. You are also invited to subscribe to the CORE’s social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more information about ongoing and future activities.


“I am proud of this second annual report that builds on the CORE’s foundational work. It demonstrates steady progress in building trust through providing advice and listening to stakeholders in and outside of Canada. Trust is essential to creating an environment in which we can successfully deliver on our mandate to strengthen respect for human rights.”

- Sheri Meyerhoffer, Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

“This report showcases how the CORE contributes to a whole-of-government approach in promoting and protecting human rights. We will continue to support the CORE as they deliver on their important mandate and set an example for other governments around the world.”

- The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development

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