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Canada needs to step up for refugees during the pandemic

By Stephen Kaduuli

The flow of refugee arrivals to Canada has slowed to a trickle. Yet, it is possible for Canada to both contain the virus and to continue resettling refugees.

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Migrant workers and other essential travellers won’t have to pay to quarantine

Migrant workers and other essential travellers arriving in Canada won’t be required to pay out of pocket to quarantine at hotels under new travel rules announced Friday.

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Ont. teenager’s death sign of pandemic ‘human rights catastrophe,’ newcomer advocates say

Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ’s refugee rights policy analyst, spoke to CTV News about how newcomers and migrants take on a disproportionate amount of essential work in Canada.

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It’s Christmas and everyone deserves peace, joy and good health

By Natalie Appleyard

The burdens and barriers facing millions experiencing poverty and adversity in Canada are not merely matters of charity. They are a matter of justice.

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How to Green Your Church

By Karri Munn-Venn

Church greening is a great place to start to love creation better. But the warming of the planet is occurring at a scale that necessitates far-reaching, society- and economy-wide adjustments.

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Inequity on rise, systemic change needed

Anti-poverty groups say Canadians most vulnerable to living in poverty will fall further behind because of COVID-19 unless post-pandemic recovery efforts focus on eliminating systemic issues.

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Truth About Poverty In Canada & Which 2 Regions Are Hit Hardest Revealed In A New Report

According to a new report by CPJ, millions of Canadians are considered low income and living in poverty.

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Throne Speech recovery plan must be just, green and intersectional

As we recover from COVID-19, we need our leaders to decisively chart a course that addresses the health crisis, prejudice and inequity, and the climate crisis.

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Toronto Homeless Death Stats Among ‘Routine’ Reports Not Being Updated Due To COVID-19

The City of Toronto’s shelter resident death statistics haven’t been updated since January — owing to decisions to delay certain “routine” reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto Public Health told PressProgress. CPJ’s socio-economic policy analyst Natalie Appleyard told PressProgress, “reporting publicly on the health outcomes and mortality rates of people experiencing poverty and homelessness is critical…

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Season of Creation prompts calls for action

In an August 2020 brief to the House of Commons standing committee on finance pre-budget consultations, CPJ said that “the COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened our collective focus.”

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