Bernadette Arthur

Bernadette Arthur (she/her) is a Black woman born on Turtle Island and engaged in the work of racial justice in Christian spaces. She is the owner of A Shared Table (www.asharedtable.ca), a social purpose business that curates authentic and inclusive cross-cultural spaces.

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, with Forces Chief of Staff visiting Canadian War Memorial

A Parliament Worthy of Trust

At the close of Governor General Mary Simon’s first Speech from the Throne, she called on parliamentarians to “be equal to the profound trust bestowed on you by Canadians,” and wished that Divine Providence guide them in all their duties. For Citizens for Public Justice, this resonates deeply. A parliament worthy of trust is precisely…

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Hope amidst devastation as COP26 concludes

Alok Sharma, the British MP serving as President of COP26, was visibly shaken as he gaveled the adoption of the Glasgow Climate Pact on Saturday afternoon at the conclusion of a challenging two weeks of negotiations at COP26, the UN Climate Conference.

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Poverty Trends 2021

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Every year CPJ releases our Poverty Trends report, a review of data on poverty in Canada and the state of government action, as well as a vision for how we can move forward. Using the latest data from Statistics Canada and research reports by…

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Chew On This! 2021

  Chew on This! 2021 is now underway! October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year, CPJ co-leads the Chew on This! campaign, mobilizing people from across the country to call for ambitious federal action to end poverty in Canada. With the legislation of the Poverty Reduction Act in 2019,…

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

Today, September 30th, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today we reflect on the devastating effects of on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples of Turtle Island, with particular attention to how this was carried out through the residential school system. We recognize that the violence of colonialism and residential schools is…

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Video – Faithful Election Conversation 2021

CPJ was happy to collaborate with the Martin Luther University’s Centre for Public Ethics, the Baha’i Community of Canada, and Centre Oblat – A Voice for Justice, to host a thoughtful exchange between representatives of Canada’s four major parties on several key issues of particular interest to Canada’s faith communities – Indigenous Reconciliation, Climate Justice,…

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2021 Federal Election

Creating a Just Canada 2021 Election Bulletin When the last federal election was called in 2019, no one could have imagined the events that would define the next two years: A global pandemic; over four million dead from COVID-19 (including 26,575 Canadians) exposing and exacerbating the pre-existing crises of poverty, homelessness, and inequity, as well…

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Creating a Better, More Just Canada

Creating a Better, More Just Canada Dignity. Everyone living in Canada should have confidence that their human rights are respected and that they can live their life with dignity. Children must have the freedom to enjoy all the opportunities of a safe, healthy childhood with access to culturally appropriate education, health care, and homes. No…

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We Can’t Settle for a Return to “Normal”

We Can’t Settle for a Return to “Normal” Before the pandemic even started, 1 in 8 households in Canada were struggling to put food on the table. 5.9 million people were estimated to be living in poverty. While data for the most recent years is limited, we know that poverty and precarity have been exacerbated…

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