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CPJ Celebrates Passage of Bill C-15

This is a moment to pause and to celebrate. It is time to lift up Indigenous Peoples in Canada who have worked for decades to have their rights recognized and honoured by the Government of Canada. But we can only pause briefly. Getting Bill C-15 (An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights…

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Grief Must Prompt Action for Residential School Victims

CPJ staff join in mourning for the 215 children found in a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We grieve for their families, their communities, their nations. We grieve for the deliberate dehumanization, indoctrination, and genocide justified by Church teachings such as the Doctrine of Discovery. We grieve for the ongoing violence…

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Budget 2021 includes key social investments, but comes up short on climate

Budget 2021 offers some significant supports to bring Canada through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet it represents a lost opportunity to invest in the transformative change necessary to address the climate emergency and preserve the livability of the planet.

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The Safe Third Country Agreement hurts refugees. Canada needs to ditch it.

By April Yeung and Ibnat Islam

STAND Canada’s 30-page collaborative research report with CPJ and STAND USA highlights how major differences between Canadian and American systems to determine refugees creates differences in the way asylum-seekers are treated in both countries.

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New Border Measures Ignore Refugees: CPJ

The requirement that all arrivals to Canadian airports pay out of pocket to quarantine in a hotel clearly means that travel for resettled refugees has been brought to halt for now.

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Letter: CPJ supports Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

CPJ has joined ecumenical leaders in signing on to a letter, organized by Christian Peacemaker Teams, expressing our support for the Haudenosaunee Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

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Slamming the Door

This report delves into the implications and effects of the Safe Third Country Agreement for Canada, the legal challenges to the STCA, and the overall US-Canada diplomatic relations which deter Canada from rescinding the STCA.

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CPJ celebrates Ottawa’s important move to net zero emissions

We know that the success achieved by the UK, Denmark, and New Zealand is largely attributed to legislated accountability measures.

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Canadian faith groups launch climate conversation initiative

Canadian churches and faith-based organizations under For the Love of Creation have launched two programs to increase dialogue on climate change

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What Details Will Follow the 2020 Throne Speech?

The merit of this Speech from the Throne will be determined by the details that follow. As the federal government irons out these details in the months ahead, here’s what CPJ will be pressing for on our key issue areas.

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