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Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up.

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Progress for Refugees Stalled by COVID-19: Report

Today, CPJ has published Continuing Welcome, a report that analyses the gaps in Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program. 

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CPJ Calls for a Just Recovery

CPJ calls for a just recovery from COVID-19, sharing specific policy recommendations aligned with the Principles of a Just Recovery.

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CPJ Joins the Call for a Just Recovery from COVID-19

Today, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) released its recommendations for a just recovery from COVID-19 in Canada. These recommendations are aligned with the Principles of a Just Recovery, drafted by a coalition of over 150 Canadian organizations from various sectors and regions across the country.

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Letter: More Action Required for Children

CPJ joined Campaign 2000 and over 250 other groups and individuals in sending a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal COVID Cabinet Committee to ensure children living in poverty from marginalized communities are central to the pandemic response and recovery plan. 

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For the Love of Creation

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Canadian churches and faith-based organizations are coming together on a journey of dialogue, advocacy, and action on the issue of climate change. You are invited to journey with us.

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Redirect COVID-19 Support to Energy Workers

In response to the announced federal financing for economic recovery, and the oil and gas sector in particular, CPJ joined university and non-profit sector researchers in calling on the federal government to instead invest in a transition that includes retraining fossil fuel workers.

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Canada’s ‘Immigration Holding Centres’ Could Be a Dangerous Hot Spot During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stephen Kaduuli, a refugee rights analyst with CPJ, said that detainees “feel like sitting ducks.”

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CPJ Joins the Call for Aid for Canadian Charities

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic fallout is threatening to quickly destroy Canada’s charitable sector.

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CPJ calls on PM Trudeau to Invest in Workers

As Canada navigates the tremendous challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, CPJ believes that investments in a just transition are more important than ever.

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Canada Should Maintain Commitment to Refugee Rights Amid COVID-19: CPJ

We should remain committed to our obligation to protect the rights of refugees and other vulnerable people. Turning asylum seekers away at borders is counter to those rights and our international obligations. 

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Alternative Federal Budget 2020

New Decade, New Deal The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released the 2020 Alternative Federal Budget at highly volatile moment for Canada and the world. The combination of COVID-19, a global oil sell-off, and the collapse of world financial markets threatens not only public health and safety, but also the stability of our economy,…

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