Month: February 2016

CPJ Delivers Climate Petitions to Minister McKenna

March 2, 2016 marked a turning point for federal-provincial cooperation on climate policy in Canada.

Federal and provincial leaders, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis representatives, and a wide range of civil society organizations are gathering in Vancouver to discuss the future of climate change policy in Canada.

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CPJ Supports Joint Letter to PM on Climate Action

February 2016

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CPJ is pleased to be signatory to a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for bold policy measures to address climate change, reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and promote a just transition to a clean economy.

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Making Real Change for the Common Good

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations

February 2016
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CPJ believes that the federal government has a moral commitment to develop policy that is grounded in the common good, giving priority to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in Canadian society and for ensuring that Canada contributes to the well-being of people and the planet.

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Rusty brown train car with Government of Canada printed on the side. The word poverty is spray painted on the side of the car in white. Blue winter sky, large Canadian flag and snowy hill in the background.

On World Day of Social Justice, Let’s Commit to End Poverty

The United Nations has declared February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice. It’s a good time to ask ourselves, ‘what significant contribution might we make to challenge injustice in society today?’

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CPJ welcomes full reinstatement of refugee health care

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON: February 18, 2016 – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) welcomed a commitment today from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Health Minister Jane Philpott to fully reinstate refugee health care.

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Advocates call on Duclos to move ahead on poverty reduction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: February 5, 2016 —  Dignity for All: the campaign to end poverty in Canada, co-led by Canada Without Poverty (CWP) and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), is pleased that social services ministers from across Canada are meeting to discuss critical social policy issues for the first time in ten years. Dignity for All is encouraging the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos to take this opportunity during his meeting with Provincial-Territorial social service ministers to initiate consultations about the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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Letter: Meeting of Social Services Ministers

February 2016
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Dignity for All: the campaign to end poverty in Canada, co-led by Canada Without Poverty (CWP) and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), wrote to the federal Minister encouraging him to take this opportunity to initiate consultations about the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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