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Prepare your business to comply with Canada’s new anti-slavery legislation

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Bill S-211, Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act was adopted by the House of Commons on May 3, 2023, and as a result, businesses and government bodies are required to annually report on their efforts to prevent or mitigate the risk that forced labour or child labour exists in their supply chains.

Please join us for an in-person brunch & learn session on Thursday, June 1st as members of McMillan’s International Trade Group in Ottawa, together with industry leaders discuss the scope of Bill S-211 and how this new legislation might affect your business.

Date & Time: June 1, 2023, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Venue: McMillan’s Office, World Exchange Plaza, Suite 2000, 45 O’Connor Street, Ottawa, K1P 1A4

Agenda, Topics & Speakers

9:30 – 10:00 am Registration & Breakfast
10:00 – 10:25 am Preparing your company for mandatory forced labour reporting
William Pellerin, Partner, International Trade, McMillan LLP
10:25 – 10:50 am Forced labour due diligence in the context of procurement
Stevie O’Brien, Counsel, Government & Public Policy, McMillan LLP
10:50 – 11:15 am Bill S-211 & Child Labour Prohibitions
Bob Kirke, Executive Director, Canadian Apparel Federation
11:15 – 11:30 am Q & A Session

* For legal practitioners, this program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of Substantive CPD in Ontario, and 1.5 hours of CPD in BC and 1.5 CLE hours in Québec.

To register for participation, please click here.

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