Legislation to tackle forced labour criticized as ‘meaningless’

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Cargo containers are moved by trucks at the Port of Vancouver Centerm container terminal as others are stacked under gantry cranes, in Vancouver, on Oct. 14.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Members of Parliament were warned Monday that a Senate bill that would require companies and government bodies to report publicly on forced labour in their supply chains would do little to tackle the problem. And the National Council of Canadian Muslims urged MPs to amend the legislation, Bill S-211, so that it bars all imports from China’s western Xinjiang region, on the presumption that any goods from there are made with...