Month: June 2014

Huge Implications for Supreme Court’s Tsilhquot’in Nation Ruling

The land must not be sold permanently, for the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants. Leviticus 25:23 A late June ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada is causing shock waves among those who espouse an out-dated vision of how the Canadian economy should produce wealth. According to the highest…

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Tutu

Churches commit to climate justice

This article originally appeared in Christian Courier in print and at www.christiancourier.ca. Desmond Tutu is certainly no stranger to the pursuit of justice. The South African Anglican Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate was in Canada in early June at the invitation of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Best known for his part in the anti-apartheid…

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Letter: Canada should resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees

June 2014

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A day ahead of World Refugee Day 2014, CPJ wrote to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander calling on the federal government to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees.

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Syrian Refugees

Time for Canada to step up on Syrian refugee crisis, now

Download CPJ’s Petition calling on the Government of Canada to increase the resettlement quota for Syrian refugees to 10,000 under an accelerated program. (PDF) Read CPJ’s letter to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander calling on Canada to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees.  Originally published in The Hill Times. To stay true to its word, and its…

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United Nations

Letter: Climate Change in the Sustainable Development Goals

June 2014
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CPJ signed on to a letter supporting the inclusion of climate change in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Training

Jobs, Training, and the Common Good

An interview with Mike Luff, who presented at the Dignity for All policy summit on Employment.​

CPJ: Which groups in Canada typically face high levels of unemployment?

Mike Luff: Too many workers are currently being locked out of opportunity and prosperity. This includes immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, at-risk youth, older workers, and less-skilled individuals (those with a high school diploma or less).

Faced with an aging population and increasing global competition, it is critical that we do everything we can to maximize the size and skills of our workforce. We cannot afford to leave anybody on the sidelines.

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Banks should expand no-fee accounts to all poor Canadians

June 2014
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In a letter to the CEOs of eight banks, CPJ’s Board Chair, Will Postma, pointed to the need to, “widen the net of benefit to include the many more Canadians who are also low-income.”

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Doug Gruner

The State of Refugee Care and the Common Good

Join CPJ to read Dr. Gruner’s address in The Catalyst. We’re not going anywhere. That was the message Dr. Doug Gruner delivered on behalf of the medical community last Thursday night as he spoke about the Interim Federal Health (IFH) cuts to refugee health care coverage. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and other medical professionals have been continually…

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