ByAugust 17, 2020
The federal government must address these ongoing and overlapping crises: climate change, domestic poverty, racism, and social exclusion.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Kaduuli, a refugee rights analyst with CPJ, said that detainees “feel like sitting ducks.”