Policy Statements: Climate Justice

CPJ’s climate justice positions are rooted in an understanding that our economy, ecology, and society are interdependent. As Canadians of faith we have a responsibility to protect the earth and care for and all of creation.

For CPJ’s latest budget recommendations, check out the Federal Budgets section of our website.

Letter: CPJ supports Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

CPJ has joined ecumenical leaders in signing on to a letter, organized by Christian Peacemaker Teams, expressing our support for the Haudenosaunee Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

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Open Letter from Faith Communities on Bill C-12, The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act

In collaboration with our colleague organizations in For the Love of Creation, CPJ submitted an open letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson urging him to strengthen the climate accountability legislation without delay.

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What Details Will Follow the 2020 Throne Speech?

The merit of this Speech from the Throne will be determined by the details that follow. As the federal government irons out these details in the months ahead, here’s what CPJ will be pressing for on our key issue areas.

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Faith Communities Write to Minister Freeland Ahead of the Throne Speech

In advance of the September 2020 Throne Speech, and to mark the Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4), For the Love of Creation issued an open letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Recognizing that important policy and budgetary decisions are currently being made, the letter echoes our e-petition in calling on the Government of Canada to: Commit…

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Delivering A Just Recovery: 2021 Pre-Budget Brief

The federal government must address these ongoing and overlapping crises: climate change, domestic poverty, racism, and social exclusion.

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CPJ Calls for a Just Recovery

CPJ calls for a just recovery from COVID-19, sharing specific policy recommendations aligned with the Principles of a Just Recovery.

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For the Love of Creation

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Canadian churches and faith-based organizations are coming together on a journey of dialogue, advocacy, and action on the issue of climate change. You are invited to journey with us.

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Redirect COVID-19 Support to Energy Workers

In response to the announced federal financing for economic recovery, and the oil and gas sector in particular, CPJ joined university and non-profit sector researchers in calling on the federal government to instead invest in a transition that includes retraining fossil fuel workers.

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CPJ calls on PM Trudeau to Invest in Workers

As Canada navigates the tremendous challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, CPJ believes that investments in a just transition are more important than ever.

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Statement of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

Citizens for Public Justice stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders, who are being removed from their sovereign territory by the RCMP and the settler government of Canada.

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