Month: April 2015

Alberta Legislature

Alberta Election 2015 – No Longer Either-Or

The Economy, the Environment, and Societal Well-Being As faithful citizens we are encouraged to seek out, debate and promote policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice, and the flourishing of Creation. Elections offer an important moment to reflect on the policy options before us. As Christians, we are urged to think beyond ourselves…

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Canada needs a ‘health-in-all-polices’

Canada needs a ‘health-in-all-policies’ approach to poverty

Originally published in The Hill Times. Jurisdictional debates have become the roadblock in the Canadian conversation about poverty, well-being, and health care. This obstacle is inevitable considering the way Canada is governed. But are jurisdictional arguments truly an insurmountable barrier or are they instead an easy way of letting the federal government off the hook?…

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Budget 2015 Chooses to Overlook Climate Change and Poverty

Budget 2015 ignores the 4.8 million Canadians who live in poverty. And with major climate negotiations coming later this year, it ignores the climate crisis that future generations will have to deal with. It ignores the tens of thousands of vulnerable refugees who come to Canada looking for a better life.

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Press Release: Faith Leaders’ Social Justice Tour Coming to Western Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: April 10, 2015 – Beginning Monday, April 13, 2015, a delegation of national church leaders will be touring Western Canada to engage people of faith in conversations about poverty in Canada and climate change. Each stop on the tour will include an intimate listening event in the afternoon. Local faith leaders…

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Take Action: Ecological Justice

In QC for Climate Action

From April 11-14, climate change took centre stage in Québec City. I was pleased to be there representing CPJ at the #ActOnClimate march, the #ActOnClimate forum, and the Green Church conference that coincided with the premiers’ meeting on climate change. 25,000 March for Climate Action The #ActOnClimate march of environmental groups, organized labour, students, community…

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Letter: Religious investors call for price on carbon

April 2015
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CPJ joined over 50 religious congregations and faith groups from across Canada in writing a letter to federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver, asking him to put a price on carbon emissions. The letter was organized by SHARE Canada

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Allow All Elderly Immigrants to Access Social Assistance

Immigration policies should allow elderly immigrants the financial freedom to access social transfers (provided, of course, that they match the eligibility criteria) without solely relying on their children or grandchildren. This independence can allow for the formation of deeper relationships without the financial stress of this undertaking contract.

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