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Towards a Guaranteed Livable Income

Towards a Guaranteed Livable Income March 2017
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This Briefing Note lays out CPJ’s position on guaranteed annual income (GAI) / basic income (BI) programs to support CPJ’s participation in current debates, and to inform the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. It complements CPJ’s work in support of the Dignity for All campaign and its proposals to eliminate poverty contained in A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada, published in 2015.

 

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Is This Not the Fast I Choose?

From the Catalyst, Spring 2017

Fasting is not my strong suit.

I have done it occasionally, but not at all gracefully. I really enjoy good food and I’ve been known, on occasion, to get a little “hangry” (you know, hungry-angry) if I haven’t properly fueled my body. For many years, however, I have given something up for Lent.

As we approached Lent this year, I found myself reflecting on the purpose of it all.

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This Lent, Give up Complacency

Do Justice

Lent might well be the most challenging season in the Christian calendar. Advent is about anticipation of things to come. Christmas and Easter are both celebrations of good news.

But Lent? Lent is a season of sacrifice.

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Infographic: Why the Fuss Over Oil and Gas?

When we talk about government action on climate change in Canada people often want to know, why do we put so much focus on reducing emissions from the oil and gas industry?

The oil and gas sector produces more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than any other sector of the Canadian economy.

GHG Emissions Sources

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CPJ welcomes launch of poverty consultation

Catholic Register

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is welcoming the launch of a national consultation as one of the first steps in developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Darlene O’Leary, CPJ’s socio-economic policy analyst, said she hopes “the process allows for strong engagement by the public.”

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Renew the Christian roots of Canada’s health care system

Christian Courier

Canada will celebrate its 150th year as one of the world’s most blessed countries. An incredibly diverse and hard-working population has transformed our expansive geography of plentiful natural resources into one of the world’s most wealthy societies.

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Welcoming Refugees in Troubled Times

ChristianWeek

Our world is taking uncertain turns. Countries are becoming more insular and inhospitable to refugees and those fleeing terror. The United States has suspended all refugee admissions from Syria indefinitely. This is disheartening, because the Syrian crisis keeps producing many refugees who need safety.

This leaves Christians with a greater responsibility to welcome refugees.

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Canada Must Pay Attention to Refugees in Poverty

Newcomers to Canada, including refugees, experience poverty at a troubling rate.

While the level of poverty among refugees remains unclear, our 2016 report on poverty in Canada reveals that 34 per cent of new immigrants and refugees live in poverty.  

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Broken electoral reform promise dismaying: CPJ

Faith group has long called for proportional representation

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Ottawa, ON: February 1, 2017 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is dismayed to learn today that the Trudeau government has abandoned its promise to enact proportional representation in Canada.

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Letter: Reconsider Safe Third Country Agreement

February 2017
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Canada signed the Safe Third Country Agreement at a time when the United States government stood firm on its humanitarian obligations to those in flight from terror and persecution. Our government had confidence that the United States would treat all refugees fairly. Today, we cannot rely on the United States to provide a fair hearing to refugee claimants before they arrive in Canada. 

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