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Slavery is all around you

The products you use and consume every day may have been made by people trapped in slavery. This federal election, you can help stop slavery.

Find out if your local candidate has committed to introducing or supporting supply chain legislation here.

You Can Help End Slavery

Today, there are more than 40 million people trapped in slavery around the world. Many of them are producing goods that Canadians use and consume every day.

Your laptop, computer and cell phone come at a high price: Canada imports more than US$7.6 billion of these products from countries where there is a risk of slavery being used to produce them.

(Global Slavery Index)

Fast fashion costs more than you think. The textile and fashion industry grapples with slavery throughout its supply chain. Slavery can appear all along the creation of a garment: harvesting cotton, the spinning mill, or sewing the garment. Fashion is Canada’s second highest value import at risk of slavery, at approximately US$4.7 billion.

(Global Slavery Index)

Canada imports over US$390 million worth of fish from countries suspected of having slavery in their fishing industries. Recently, IJM has partnered with the Thai government to eradicate slavery in its fishing industry.

(Global Slavery Index)

Gold comes from the mining industry, where slave owners have trapped entire families in slavery for generations with no hope of freedom. Canada imports nearly US$1.6 billion worth of gold annually. The work in these mines is so dangerous that the use of children in this type of mining officially falls under some of the worst forms of child labour.

(Global Slavery Index)

Will you help make Canada a leader on this issue?

A 2017 Ipsos Reid poll found that 91% of Canadians want to know if child labour and modern slavery have been used in the supply chain and what the government is doing to combat it.

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If you would like to do more, meet with your local candidates during the upcoming election season and ask them to commit to supporting or introducing supply chain legislation if elected.

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