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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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Report on climate change impacts in Canada demands urgent action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ottawa, ON: April 2, 2019—Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has long advocated for Canadian climate and energy policy that aligns with the Paris temperature goals. Central to a plan to meet and exceed emissions reductions of 30 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030 is the amplification of the federal carbon pricing commitment, follow-through on the...

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Community Outreach Intern – Summer 2019

We are currently accepting applications for CPJ’s Summer 2019 Community Outreach Intern Are you experienced at community outreach and communications? Are you familiar with public policy and interested in connecting with various stakeholder groups on public justice issues? Summer 2019 Community Outreach Intern (PDF) What are the benefits of the summer internship? The Intern will: Initiate outreach...

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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...

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The Right to Truly “Universal” Healthcare

People in Canada have long prided themselves on the country’s healthcare system. It’s a reflection of a belief in egalitarianism and compassion for one another. Yet, despite this pride, we know there are gaps in how healthcare is provided. Specifically, the system routinely fails the most vulnerable in society, as it does not currently contain...

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Willard Metzger

CPJ board welcomes new Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: January 9, 2019 – The Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Willard Metzger as Executive Director. “As chair of CPJ’s Board of Directors, I was privileged to be part of our five-person Hiring Committee. The committee’s decision was difficult, but eventually, it became...

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The Christmas Story: Displacement and Migration

As Christmas approaches, Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Amid the carols, trees, lights, presents and food, we give thanks for the Saviour and the resilience of His mother, Mary. While we hold steadfast in prayer for the coming new year filled with joy and hope, it is imperative that...

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