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Modern Slavery Act aims to block unethical products from Canada

The Toronto StarModern slavery — exploitation a person cannot refuse or flee because of threats, violence, abuse or deception — is found in almost every country in the world and at every step in the supply chain.

At least 1,200 Canadian companies import up to $34 billion in goods that may have been made by forced labourers overseas, according to a 2017 World Vision report.

Liberal MP John McKay tabled a private member’s bill, known as C-423 or the Modern Slavery Act, in the House of Commons on Thursday before it breaks for the winter.

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