Month: June 2015

The Invisible Victims

“The Invisible Victims”

 July 2015
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This study demonstrates the severely negative effects that a minimum residency requirement for social assistance would have on refugee claimants in Canada. After conducting a survey of service providers who work directly with refugees as well as gathering personal testimonies from claimants, the report provides ample evidence that the policy would be inadvisable on economic, humanitarian, and legal grounds.

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Poverty in Canada is a Canadian Problem

By Elizabeth Keith

Canada is a wealthy country, yet 1 in 7 people here live in poverty. Worse still, there is no national plan to fix this, despite many asks for one.

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Can the Pope’s letter create a “tipping point” on climate change?

Reposted from The Huffington Post.Watch Joe Gunn respond to the encyclical on CBC News. When climate scientists refer to “tipping points” it is usually bad news – a moment beyond which elevated levels of greenhouse gas emissions will result in extreme weather and catastrophic damage to life upon this planet. Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, released…

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Decrease Obesity Rates by Ending Poverty

Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology 

May 2015

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CPJ’s Executive Director, Joe Gunn, was invited to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology during their study of the increasing incidence of obesity in Canada. As they looked at causes, consequences, and next steps to take, Gunn proposed the idea of a  national poverty reduction plan as one element in the battle against many social, economic, and medical ills in Canadian communities, and also in the effort to address obesity.

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