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A Just Transition for Canada: Action to Address the Climate Emergency

CPJ Pre-budget Brief to the federal Finance Committee on the theme “Climate Emergency: The Required Transition to a Low Carbon Economy.”

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Christian climate advocates applaud federal commitment to emissions reductions, question inconsistency of Trans Mountain decision

There is overwhelming evidence that we face a climate emergency. That the Government of Canada has acknowledged that emergency and committed to additional action, is worthy of celebration.

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Words do Matter in the Refugee Debate

Over the past decade, refugees have been called all sorts of names in Canada. Refugees have been labeled: “queue jumpers,” “asylum shoppers,” “illegal immigrants,” “economic migrants,” and “illegal border crossers.”. To mention “illegal” when describing refugees is to paint them with criminality. To call them “asylum shoppers” implies that they are economic migrants and not genuine refugees. When a minister labels refugees with such denigrating names, it makes the populists think that they have allies in government.

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The Most Vulnerable

“The Most Vulnerable” examines how the federal Government, Churches, and Advocacy Groups can apply an intersectional approach to their respective areas of policy making and advocacy efforts.

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National Anti Poverty Plan

Report on climate change impacts in Canada demands urgent action

Report on climate change impacts in Canada demands urgent action.

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Christians Must Rise Up Against Islamophobia

Last week, New Zealand experienced a horrific terrorist attack targeting two mosques during Friday prayers. I, like many others, watched local news coverage of the massacre unfold on social media, distraught that others were watching these murders on a live stream. Emotions of anger, sadness, despair, and helplessness, all ran through my head. Sadly, however, the one feeling I never…

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Join CPJ’s Board

Citizens for Public Justice is no longer accepting nominations to our Board of Directors. 

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Public Justice Internship

We are no longer accepting applications for CPJ’s 2019-2020 Public Justice Internship Program. Please check back here in February 2020.

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There is no “loophole” for refugees

Tune into Question Period in the House of Commons and you will periodically hear the words “close the loophole” being thrown around in heated debates concerning refugee claimants. It is a catchphrase used by some Members of Parliament to describe the changes they wish to see in the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). Its usage has become increasingly popular in the House and has yielded headlines across the country. Yet, it remains unclear what supporters of the loophole narrative are trying to propose.

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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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