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CPJ seeks hope, unity after divisive 2019 election

CPJ believes that there is a special role for faith communities in the task of helping to build unity.

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CPJ Brings Fall Election Tour to 12 Cities Across Canada

During the 2019 federal election campaign, CPJ hosted events to discuss key issues in this facing Canada including domestic poverty, climate change, and refugee rights.  

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In Review – Winter 2019

This fall, CPJ has participated in the climate strikes, brought on several new interns and staff, and launched a new podcast!

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Thousands take to streets to call for a poverty-free Canada

Canada’s largest anti-poverty campaign joins the worldwide movement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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CPJ joins the Global Climate Strike

On Friday, September 27, 2019, CPJ is joining Global Climate Strike activities across Canada. Strikes will take place in at least 160 Canadian communities in every province and territory in a massive outpouring of support for bold, far-reaching climate action.

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Archdiocese gears up for federal election

The Oct. 3 Catholic election debate will be just one of a number of efforts to influence the tone, content and nature of Canada’s political conversation throughout the election campaign. Those efforts include: • A new 32-page guide to Catholic social teaching and the 2019 election from Catholic Charities of Toronto and Catholic publisher Novalis;…

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Citizens for Public Justice to host cross-Canada tour ahead of 2019 federal election

Ahead of the 2019 federal election, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) will be hosting a series of free, non-partisan events across Canada aimed at equipping voters to engage in the political process in a meaningful way.

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A Just Transition for Canada: Action to Address the Climate Emergency

CPJ Pre-budget Brief to the federal Finance Committee on the theme “Climate Emergency: The Required Transition to a Low Carbon Economy.”

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CPJ welcomes the newly legislated Poverty Reduction Act

For the past decade, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and the Dignity for All campaign have called for a national anti-poverty strategy for Canada that is comprehensive, rights-based, legislated and fully funded.

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Refugee Advocates Call for Canada’s Continued Welcome on World Refugee Day

On June 20, international World Refugee Day, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) joins this year’s theme to #StepWithRefugees. Alongside the UNHCR initiative to encourage people globally to walk, run or cycle one billion miles in recognition of the one billion miles refugees cover annually to reach safety, CPJ acknowledges that Canada has taken a few steps forward with refugees this year. Sadly, CPJ feels Canada has also taken a few too many steps backwards in our support of refugees.

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Christian climate advocates applaud federal commitment to emissions reductions, question inconsistency of Trans Mountain decision

There is overwhelming evidence that we face a climate emergency. That the Government of Canada has acknowledged that emergency and committed to additional action, is worthy of celebration.

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Dignity for All speaks to Senate Committee on Poverty Reduction Act

Over the past few weeks, Dignity for All co-leads, Canada Without Poverty (CWP) and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), had the opportunity to present as witnesses to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA), and the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, regarding key poverty legislation.

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