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2019 Federal Election

SHAPING A JUST CANADA 2019 Election Bulletin SHAPING A JUST CANADA 2019 Election Bulletin The 2019 federal election will present a fresh opportunity for people across Canada to shape the kind of country we want to be. As we prepare to cast our votes, it’s essential we consider the collective interests of fellow citizens and...

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The Catalyst

Poverty in Canada. Environmental Justice. Refugee Rights. These are just a few of the justice issues reported on in The Catalyst.  Each edition is filled with articles, reflections, and updates on social justice work happening in Ottawa and across Canada. The Catalyst is a critical resource for justice-oriented Christians looking to be informed and take...

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Groundings: A Shared Vision of Social Justice

For much of my journey of faith, walking in the way of Christ was discussed largely on the individual level (i.e. your personal relationship with Christ). Several years ago, however, I began exploring a more communal vision of our calling and witness. I was also engaging more with social justice issues and was learning to...

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Working together for more than a “Half Welcome”

In 2017, CPJ released the report A Half Welcome profiling some of the challenges of the refugee sponsorship system. As an advocate in the field I appreciated the report’s thoughtful illumination of well-known challenges in Canada’s sponsorship system. So we began working with CPJ staff to discuss the findings of A Half Welcome and the...

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A Voice for All – Why Voting Reform Matters

For those of us who were hoping that British Columbia would become the first jurisdiction in Canada in modern times to move away from our divisive, unfair and exclusionary way of voting, December’s electoral reform referendum loss was a bitter disappointment. Despite the fact that post-referendum polls showed that BC voters continue to hold strongly...

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400 Students Gave it Up for the Earth

Last year, our school La Source, in Orleans, chose a few students to do a leadership project with the theme “Beyond the Borders of my Environment”. We had to partner with an organization to solve a problem in the world. We knew we wanted to help the environment because we knew our planet is in...

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Finding My Voice

CPJ has an important role to play in our Canadian society. We need to have an eye on the Canadian government to help assure that the policies developed to represent the best of public justice.

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In Review – Spring 2019

CPJ On the Hill In November and December, CPJ attended the House of Commons’ All Party Anti-Poverty Caucus (APAPC) meetings on the topics of child poverty and poverty among newcomers in Canada. In December, CPJ’s joint travel loan petition was presented in the House of Commons by NDP MP Jenny Kwan. The petition, was created...

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Making the big shift and getting to zero

We don’t have much time. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) November report, we have just over a decade to take drastic action and keep global temperatures below  a  1.5 C increase. To do so, we are going to need to mobilize society and our governments. In a timely intervention, activist and...

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