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Canadian Christians are Called to be Involved: An interview with Willard Metzger

CPJ’s new Executive Director Willard Metzger sat down with Karen Stiller from Faith Today to discuss the role of Christians in advocating for public justice and the common good.

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Travel Loan Stories

CPJ interviewed refugees who wished to share stories of how the burden of loans has affected their resettlement in Canada. Here’s what they had to say.

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Can we end chronic poverty in Canada? Christian advocates are saying yes.

Darlene O’Leary, socio-economic policy analyst with the Ottawa-based advocacy group Citizens for Public Justice, agrees with the human-rights approach. She notes that federal initiatives such as investments in housing, the Canada Workers Benefit, and the Child Tax Benefit are having a positive effect on lived poverty.

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2018 Annual Report

Our splendid CPJ staff put their heads and hearts together day after day in 2018 to research and write policy briefs, letters to Members of Parliament, issues of The Catalyst for our members and other interested folks, and reports on important policy matters. All of this work focused on our three areas of advocacy and activism: poverty elimination, refugee rights and ecological justice.

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‘For the Love of All Creation’: Christian Leaders Urge Climate Action

The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC); Citizens for Public Justice; and KAIROS, an ecological justice and human rights mission, created the production jointly. “We received submissions from over 15 churches and organizations with close to 20 voices,” said KAIROS executive director Jennifer Henry in a letter of thanks to participants.

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Earth Day 2019: For the Love of Creation

Created by the Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS, and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), the #ForTheLoveOfCreation video collaboration highlights the need for urgent action by Canadians – and the Canadian government – on climate change.

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Christians ‘give it up for the Earth’ during Lent

Now in its third year, Give it Up for the Earth! is centred on a pledge to individual climate action, and a call for more far-reaching national climate policy. Christians across Canada collect postcards and signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action. In the Christian season of Lent, “people give up…

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Canadian faith leaders issue urgent plea for climate action

On Earth Day 2019, Christians leaders from across Canada have come together to issue an urgent call to climate action.

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Letter to BC government about Zero-Emission Vehicles Act

CPJ commends BC government on the introduction of the Bill 28 – 2019: Zero-Emission Vehicles Act in the Legislative Assembly last week.

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Letter to Harbour Air about Transition to Clean Energy

CPJ commends Harbour Air in the announcement of their partnership with Magni500 to transition to electric airplane fleet by 2022.

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Canada backpedals on refugee rights with latest Budget Implementation Act

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) condemns the new changes to Canada’s refugee determination system outlined in Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act. CPJ stands alongside the Canadian Council for Refugees and other advocates who have expressed concern on these amendments.

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Poverty Reduction Act a significant step forward in Budget Bill

The Dignity for All Campaign and Campaign 2000 welcome critical federal action on poverty in the 2019 Budget Implementation Act.

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