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All together now:

How inclusion and sustainability promote Canadian well-being Budget 2019 Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance August 2018Download the brief (PDF) Ground-breaking research by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, conducted over 30 years and published in the 2009 book, The Spirit Level, unpacks some widely-held beliefs to reveal the tremendous socio-economic benefits of addressing inequality...

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All together now – references

References: CPJ Submission Pre-Budget Consultation 2018 Page 1: Citizens for Public Justice: global compact on refugees: poverty reduction: climate change: refugee rights: 4.8 million people in Canada live in poverty: CPJ’s Poverty Trends report 2017; $72 and $86 billion annually: Ontario Association of Food Banks, The Cost of Poverty,...

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Reclaiming Protection


“Reclaiming protection” provides background on the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which has allowed the Canada Border Services Agency to return refugee claimants to the U.S. since December 2014. The policy is based on the premise that...

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Canada’s Not So Safe Agreement

Letter: Stop calling refugee claimants “illegal”

June 2018

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As refugee claimants continue to arrive at Canada’s border from the United States, Canadians have been engaged in vigorous debate on how we should respond. International refugee law is clear that crossing the border outside of an official port of entry is legal. CPJ has asked that all Members...

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CPJ Board 2018

CPJ’s New Board Members

CPJ is excited to welcome four new Board members. As our Board, staff, and supporters gathered in Toronto, CPJ elected Rene Adams, Harold Roscher, Cherilyn Spraakman, and Tiffany Talen. We are excited about the contributions they will bring to our work! Read on to learn more about these new additions to CPJ’s Board of Directors.

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CPJ joins call to halt Kinder Morgan pipeline project

May 2018

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CPJ joined with friends and colleagues from community groups, environmental organizations, coastal businesses, and Indigenous networks to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step away from the contentious Kinder Morgan pipeline project. The letter was signed by over 70 civil society organizations...

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