Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Canadian war profitors

Canadian Human Rights Report on Colombia a ‘Sick Joke’

16 May 2012

The Canadian government’s human rights report tabled in Parliament Tuesday regarding implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement might as well have been a comic strip of three monkeys: “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”

Its substance is summed up in the first three pages of the eighteen-page report (that’s counting the title page and two annexes that occupy twelve pages). In essence: there will be no human rights report this year because only nine months have passed since the agreement was implemented.

Trade and its Impact on Human Rights : Spotlight on the Canada-Columbia Free Trade Agreement 

14 May 2012 - 17:00

On May 14th, Olivier de Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will participate in a special presentation on trade and human rights in Colombia.

The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in August 2011, was heavily criticized for its potential to exacerbate the human rights crisis in Colombia. Both countries have agreed to produce a yearly Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of the agreements.

Profiting from Repression: Canadian Investment in and Trade with Colombia

9 May 2012

The report, commissioned by CUPW and authored by Asad Ismi, details the impact of Canada’s trade policies with and investment in Colombia.  The author reports shocking human rights abuses linked to prominent Canadian companies.  The report alleges that at least six Canadian owned companies are linked with military and paramilitary repression in Colombia and two companies in particular are linked to at least eight murders of trade unionists and human rights activists.

Colombia is Canada's new best friend

28 April 2012

It was just after daybreak on a hazy January morning in Bogota and the 300 bankers were bleary. Summoned at dawn to the auditorium at the foot of their 50-storey office tower, most of them had guessed that their employer—Eduardo Pacheco, owner of Banco Colpatria—was about to confirm the closing of a deal. And no small deal. Canada’s Scotiabank, they understood, was taking a controlling stake in Colpatria. But how did this explain the monstrous transgression against bankers’ hours?

Amazonian Indigenous Visit Parliament, Demand Talisman Leave Territory

24 April 2012

Ottawa, Canada – Talisman Energy is creating environmental damage in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and operating in Achuar indigenous territory without consent, a group of Achuar leaders claimed today during a press conference on Parliament Hill. The press conference was sponsored by New Democratic Party MP Hélène Laverdière, who offered introductory comments, and was also attended by NDP MP Craig Scott.

Trois-Pistoles : Conférence Plan Nord, Plan Sud

29 March 2012 - 19:30

Ciblons les profiteurs canadiens de la guerre en Colombie

DU PLAN NORD AU PLAN SUD : Entre fabrication de consentement et coercition

À l'heure où le gouvernement du Québec fait la promotion à grand renfort de millions du PLAN NORD, le PLAN SUD continue