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Fall economic update too "middle" minded

Fall economic update too “middle” minded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: November 22, 2018 – Write-offs for business in the name of boosting Canada’s middle-class formed the focus of the Liberal government’s latest fall economic statement.

Missing, however, was any mention of Canada’s new poverty reduction strategy, support for refugees, or investments to keep global temperature increases below 1.5 C.

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Poverty Trends 2018

October 2018

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CPJ released Poverty Trends 2018, our annual report on poverty in Canada, a day ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It reports that a staggering 5.8 million people in Canada (or 16.8%) live in...

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Faith group applauds federal move to price emissions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Faith group applauds federal government move to price emissions Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA]: October 23, 2018 – Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the “Government of Canada [is] fighting climate change with price on pollution.” This announcement acknowledges the significant urgency of climate action and demonstrates much needed federal leadership in Canada....

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Letter to Minister Duclos on Poverty Reduction Strategy

August 2018

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CPJ wrote to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, to thank his government for following through on their commitment to reduce poverty in Canada, through the release of the first-ever national poverty reduction strategy. 

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Open Letter on the Right to Housing

August 2018

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CPJ signed on to an open letter urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation.

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End fossil fuel subsidies

Letter to Minister Sohi: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

August 14, 2018

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CPJ welcomes Minister Sohi on his new natural resources portfolio and urges support for immediate action to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. 

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