Month: June 2016

National Housing Strategy Must Be Part of Anti-Poverty Plan


Ottawa, ON: June 28, 2016 – Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, is meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts this week. Before the meetings, Duclos announced his plans to develop a National Housing Strategy over the next year.

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Living the 8th Fire

by Danielle Rowaan 

“When you hear about all the assimilation policies one after the other, you sit back and think ‘whoa,’” says Shannon Perez.  Shannon has experienced and led the Blanket Exercise, an interactive workshop developed by KAIROS that walks participants through the history of Canada from the perspective of Indigenous peoples, dozens of times.

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Canada re-joins UN Convention to Combat Desertification

June 2016

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CPJ has joined 26 other Canadian environmental, faith, and international development organizations to write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for Canada to re-join the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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Canadian Civil Society Statement on the Extractive Sector

Closing the International Accountability Gap
June 2016
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CPJ calls on the Government of Canada to ensure that people harmed by the overseas operations of Canadian mining, oil and gas companies are able to access justice in Canada.

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A Public Justice Vision for Canada’s Climate Action Plan

Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada

June 2016

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CPJ is calling for a Canadian climate action plan that establishes a new emissions reduction target based on scientific estimates of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions budget, and contributes equitably towards the 1.5°C limit on global warming aspired to in the Paris Agreement. To achieve this target, CPJ calling for the implementation of clear, quantifiable, time-bound measures to (1) reduce GHG emissions, (2) develop a low-carbon economy, and (3) provide justice for those most directly impacted by climate change.

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