Press Releases

CPJ is prepared to speak to the media about a number of issues pertaining to our areas of work and organization.

Please contact: Brad Wassink, Communications Coordinator, at brad@cpj.ca or 613-232-0275, ext 225.

Press Release: CPJ lauds new bill calling for poverty elimination strategy

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Ottawa, ON: June 16, 2010 – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) praised a new private member’s bill tabled in the House of Commons today calling for a federal poverty elimination strategy. The bill was tabled by Tony Martin of the New Democratic Party and seconded by Mike Savage of the Liberal Party and Yves Lessard of the Bloc Québécois.

Press Release: Recession Increases Poverty and Economic Insecurity: New Report

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Ottawa, ON: May 4, 2010 – The 2008-2009 recession created poverty for hundreds of thousands of Canadian families, according to a new report released by Citizens for Public Justice (funded by World Vision Canada).

Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008-2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian Families reveals the deep impact of the recession by examining key economic trends, comparing them to the baseline of 2007 – the last year for which we have poverty measures available. This trend analysis projects that the poverty rate in Canada rose to 11.7% in 2009, an increase of over 900,000 Canadians compared to 2007. The child poverty rate has likely risen to at least 12%, an increase of 160,000 children compared to 2007.

Press Release: Stand Up against poverty: Coalition organizes anti-poverty event

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Ottawa, ON: October 17, 2008 - Friday, October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), along with the National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) and the Ottawa District Labour Council (ODLC), invites individuals to come out and Stand Up against poverty.

Stand Up, a global movement to end poverty, brings together people across the world to speak out against inequality. Over 43 million committed individuals stood up last year – and this year, even more people are expected to Stand Up and Take Action in solidarity against poverty.

Press Release: Social Justice Groups Demand Attention to Poverty and Inequality Down Home Stretch of Election

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Ottawa, ON: , October 2, 2008 – Three Canadian social justice groups with members across Canada today demanded that poverty and social inequality issues be given greater attention by the political parties entering the home stretch of the 2008 federal election. These groups voiced their demands as a preface to a national debate on poverty and inequality. This televised, public event is being held on Monday, October 6th7pm to 9pm, Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa (wheelchair accessible from Cooper Street entrance).

Press Release: CPJ Board announces new Executive Director

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Joe Gunn - photo by Marie Weeren Ottawa, ON: April 29, 2008 – The Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Joe Gunn.

“We are very excited about Joe’s vision for CPJ,” said Janet Wesselius, board chair. “His extensive knowledge of Canadian justice issues will complement the in-depth research CPJ has already done, augmenting CPJ’s strong and unique public justice presence in Canadian policy debates.”

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