Month: May 2019

Election Concerns

Elections bring a lot of speculation. Polls try and follow the changing sentiment of voters. Pundits look for advantages to capitalize and determine risks to avoid.

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Words do Matter in the Refugee Debate

Over the past decade, refugees have been called all sorts of names in Canada. Refugees have been labeled: “queue jumpers,” “asylum shoppers,” “illegal immigrants,” “economic migrants,” and “illegal border crossers.”. To mention “illegal” when describing refugees is to paint them with criminality. To call them “asylum shoppers” implies that they are economic migrants and not...

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Travel Loan Stories

CPJ interviewed refugees who wished to share stories of how the burden of loans has affected their resettlement in Canada. Here’s what they had to say.

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2018 Annual Report

Our splendid CPJ staff put their heads and hearts together day after day in 2018 to research and write policy briefs, letters to Members of Parliament, issues of The Catalyst for our members and other interested folks, and reports on important policy matters. All of this work focused on our three areas of advocacy and...

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