Month: December 2016

A Warm Welcome for Refugees this Christmas

We cannot claim to celebrate Christ this Christmas without caring for refugees.

This Christmas, Christians across the globe will, once again, celebrate the life of a special gift—Jesus Christ—whose work and ministry revolutionized the quality and purpose of human life.

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House of Commons

Federal action on poverty delayed once again

Poverty Reduction Act voted down in House of Commons FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: December 6, 2016 — Yesterday, MPs voted down sending Bill C-245, the Poverty Reduction Act, to committee. This bill would have legislated a framework for a national poverty reduction strategy. As co-leaders of Dignity for All: The campaign for a poverty-free Canada,…

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Climate plan indicates positive progress

CPJ commends GHG emissions reductions measures but Canada’s climate target is still insufficient FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: December 9, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by the range of emissions-reduction measures contained in Canada’s national climate plan. And, we are committed to working to bring Canada’s plan in line with the spirit and the…

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Climate Change First Ministers’ Meeting

Climate plan good, but target falls far short

Prime Minister Trudeau has announced that Canada will indeed respond to the greatest ecological and moral challenge of our time. In a joint press release with provincial and territorial premiers and Indigenous leaders, Trudeau presented the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

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