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5 Reasons I Care About Climate Change

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement, the Canadian government is set to announce a national Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This framework will determine how we, as a nation, respond to the climate crisis. For five fundamental reasons, I believe such action to be critically important.

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Poverty reduction didn’t happen under Harper, but it is possible

Read Pierre Poilievre’s op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen: “Harper, not Trudeau Sr., actually reduced poverty” Read Darlene O’Leary’s letter to the editor: “No, Harper didn’t help the poor”

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Praying For Creation

The World Day of Prayer and the Season of Creation have special significance for Canadians this year.

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The Ecology of Religion: Faith leaders are raising sustainability concerns

Many ecumenical organizations (such as The Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS Canada, and Citizens for Public Justice) make environmental advocacy part of their work on justice.

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A national housing strategy must be part of any plan to end poverty in Canada

The urgent need for a long-term, well funded National Housing Strategy is clear. Over one in four households (27 per cent in 2010) spend between 30-50 per cent of after tax income on housing. 235,000 people in Canada experience homelessness each year, less than 20 per cent of whom end up on the street, while the rest are part of the “hidden homeless.”

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Honouring God’s love for the Earth

Creation care is critical to the ministry of the national Anglican church.  As a Christian, I know I am called by God to respond to the human and ecological devastation of climate change with love and justice. So, I continue to do my part.

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Claudette Commanda

AGM 2016: ‘It is time to stand together in friendship’

Claudette Commanda, who teaches courses on First Nations issues at the University of Ottawa, spoke at CPJ’s 2016 Annual General Meeting

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Liberals wind down controversial political audits of charitable groups

Citizens for Public Justice was informed by the CRA that announcing how every MP voted on a motion to create a national anti-poverty strategy was considered political activity.

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5 Qualities The Liberals’ New Anti-Poverty Plan Must Include

For several years, the UN and anti-poverty groups have been pushing for a national anti-poverty plan. Dignity for All: The campaign to end poverty in Canada has worked toward this goal, through broad consultation, since 2009. In February 2015 on Parliament Hill, the campaign launched a model National Anti-Poverty Plan. Based on our experience, here are five key…

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‘Colossal effort’ underway to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year’s end

Citizens for Public Justice is urging that health services be restored for all refugees immediately. Cuts have an impact on the ability and willingness of sponsors to help due to added liability for costs associated with vision and dental care, prosthetics, medication and mobility devices, according to them

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