Month: July 2016

Letter: Uncap private sponsorship of refugees from Israel

July 2016

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CPJ wrote to John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, asking that the federal government uncap the number of refugees from Israel that can be privately sponsored to Canada. 

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Book Review: Children of the Broken Treaty

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream

By Charlie Angus

University of Regina Press, 2015

Reviewed by Will Postma

Children of the Broken Treaty is a highly readable account of the indigenous young people of James Bay. Angus outlines their struggle...

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Book Review: Disarming Conflict

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield

By Ernie Regehr

Between the Lines, 2015

Reviewed by Jennifer Wiebe

“Peace, no less than politics, is the art of the possible,” writes Ernie Regehr (O.C.). Regehr is widely respected as a peace researcher, security and disarmament specialist, and co-founder...

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Flight and Freedom

Book Review: Flight and Freedom

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada

By Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner

Between the Lines, 2015

Reviewed by Kathryn Teeluck

In Flight and Freedom, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner give a human voice to what has become a political issue. An issue that has been lost in a barrage of...

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The Illegal

Book Review: The Illegal

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

The Illegal

By Lawrence Hill

HarperCollins, 2015

Reviewed by Trixie Ling

In The Illegal, Lawrence Hill brings to light the plight, struggles, and resilience of undocumented refugees. The author of The Book of Negroes uncovers the prejudice, racism, discrimination, and corruption in the immigration and political systems.

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Book Review: The Reason You Walk

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

The Reason You Walk: A Memoir

By Wab Kinew

Viking Canada, 2015

Reviewed by Danielle Rowaan

“It is hard to hate someone after you take them as a brother or sister,” writes Wab Kinew in one of the most moving scenes in The Reason You Walk. Kinew’s father,...

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Atmosphere of Hope

Book Review: Atmosphere of Hope

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

Atmosphere of Hope: The Search for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

By Tim Flannery

HarperCollins, 2015

Reviewed by Miriam Mahaffy

Atmosphere of Hope gives us a clear and concise overview of the current climate crisis. Tim Flannery, the Chief Councillor of the Australian Climate Council, wrote this book...

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The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting

By Zion Lights

Between the Lines, 2016

Reviewed by Karri Munn-Venn

Full disclosure: I am through the birthing and baby-wearing stages of parenthood. With kids aged 12, ten, and four, I’m looking for a different kind of guidance than what...

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Book Review: The Right to Be Cold

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet

By Sheila Watt- Cloutier

Penguin Random House, 2015

Reviewed by Christine Boyle

For decades, environmentalists have worked to rouse people into compassionate action with images of suffering...

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Book Review: Faith and Politics Matters

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016

Faith and Politics Matters

Edited by John Milloy

​Novalis, 2015

Reviewed by Joe Gunn

Some Christians grew up believing (with Abraham Kuyper) that “not a square inch of human existence stands apart from the sovereign claims of Christ.” But in John Milloy’s Catholic upbringing, “almost everyone’s...

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