Month: January 2016

Beyond the Cauliflower: Poverty and Canada’s Food System

The outrageous price of cauliflower created a flurry of discussion online this past month when many Canadians put produce purchases on hold in the face of mounting price hikes. The weight of this reality is even heavier for many families already dealing with tough choices and tight budgets as they struggle to put food on the table.

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CPJ supports ending audits of charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: January 20, 2016 – For years, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has called for fairness and appropriate prioritization in the Canada Revenue Agency’s activities. Today, we welcome the government’s announcement to take clear steps in the direction by ending the CRA’s political activities audit program. Many Canadians support the work of…

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CPJ responds to point-in-time homelessness count

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON: January 5, 2016 –Today, the Government of Canada announced its plans for a broadly coordinated point-in-time count of homelessness in partnership with 30 communities across the country. This survey is an effort to gather information about Canada’s homeless population in participating communities so that all levels of government can identify the needs and required resources. It also provides the federal government with data that would inform the development of a strategy to address homelessness.

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