Brad Wassink

Karri Munn-Venn is CPJ's senior policy analyst.

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Together, for the Common Good

Canada is at a crossroads. After a divisive federal election, the climate crisis is one among many significant issues that need to be addressed. Our governments, at all levels, clearly have important roles to play. So too do we, as citizens and as people of faith.

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Custodians of Creation

CPJ staff and their families joined the Ottawa march, while CPJ members turned out at events in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Waterloo and Halifax.

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A Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It also marks the beginning of the Season of Creation (September 1 to October 4), a period during which Christians around the world celebrate creation through prayer, action, and advocacy.

To mark this day, and this season, CPJ offers this prayer for the care of creation.

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A Real and Urgent Crisis

It is in the context of this emergency that Citizens for Public Justice is contributing to the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s assessment of fossil fuel subsidies.

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God’s World

Two holidays fall on April 22 this year – Easter and Earth Day. While 2.2 billion Christians joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Christ, an estimated billion people will mark Earth Day in what has become the most widely celebrated secular holiday in the world. Earth Day began in 1970 as a counter-cultural, advocacy-oriented day focussed…

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Book Review: Climate Justice: Hope Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future is a captivating collection of personal accounts compiled by the Former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change.

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Putting our Money where our Mouth is: Climate Change and Public Finance in Canada

CPJ backgrounder on federal fossil fuel subsidies.

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Reports and campaigns and policy, oh my!

We’re grateful to our supporters and donors, those who have participated in our initiatives and those who have financed them. To those who have asked hard questions, and those who have helped us to answer them. Those who have advocated for change, and to the politicians that made it happen!

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Once we start to act, hope is everywhere

Environmentalists and climate justice advocates have been sitting with the outcomes of the UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland (COP24) for the last few days, trying to decide what to make of it.

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Hopeful Citizenship in a Time of Crisis

Hopeful Citizenship in a Time of Crisis

In early October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a much-anticipated report about the implications of allowing global temperatures to rise 1.5 C over pre-industrial levels. The global community has just 12 years to dramatically change course and avoid serious climate consequences.

Now, are you ready for the good news?

We know what needs to be done and we have the means to make it happen.

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Mossy tree looking up

Towards Reconciliation

About 40 of us were gathered on unceded Squamish territory in late September, for the United Church of Canada (UCC) Indigenous Justice and Climate Justice Consultation, and the UCC Young Adult Forum. Indigenous elders and residential school survivors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, United Church justice staff, clergy and church members, and others, like me, from partner organizations.

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The Federal Budget Should Prioritize People’s Well-Being

At budget time over the last few years, we’ve seen a narrowing of the federal government’s focus on economic measures in a way that fails to adequately address the well-being of people, communities and the Earth. CPJ believes that Budget 2019 should prioritize measures to address poverty in Canada, remove barriers to refugee resettlement, and support a “just…

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