Child Labor Report Urges Canada to Pass Supply Chain Transparency Law

Transparency legislation would pressure companies into doing more to prevent child labor

The Canadian Press
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A new report says Canadian consumers may be unwittingly buying goods made by child laborers.

And those who want to make ethical buying decisions are largely in the dark about what companies are doing to prevent child labor in their supply chains, says the World Vision Canada report to be released.

The organization is calling for a new law to force companies that do business in Canada to report annually on the measures they take to ensure that factories in other countries aren't using minors to make products for the Canadian marketplace.

Similar legislation exists in other jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom and California; the U.S. Congress is reviewing a proposed federal law.

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