Press Releases

CPJ is prepared to speak to the media about a number of issues pertaining to our areas of work and organization.

Please contact: Brad Wassink, Communications Coordinator, at oenq@pcw.pn or 613-232-0275, ext 225.

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Refugee Advocates Call for Canada’s Continued Welcome on World Refugee Day

On June 20, international World Refugee Day, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) joins this year’s theme to #StepWithRefugees. Alongside the UNHCR initiative to encourage people globally to walk, run or cycle one billion miles in recognition of the one billion miles refugees cover annually to reach safety, CPJ acknowledges that Canada has taken a few steps forward with refugees this year. Sadly, CPJ feels Canada has also taken a few too many steps backwards in our support of refugees.

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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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Canadian faith leaders issue urgent plea for climate action

On Earth Day 2019, Christians leaders from across Canada have come together to issue an urgent call to climate action.

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Poverty Reduction Act a significant step forward in Budget Bill

The Dignity for All Campaign and Campaign 2000 welcome critical federal action on poverty in the 2019 Budget Implementation Act.

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Report on climate change impacts in Canada demands urgent action

Report on climate change impacts in Canada demands urgent action.

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Press Release: Pre-election Budget postpones needed policy changes

While Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) notes that Budget 2019 contains many important policy pitches, delayed spending timelines mean that many pressing issues will not receive needed action. 

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CPJ board welcomes new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Willard Metzger as Executive Director.

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Thousands take to streets to call for a poverty-free Canada

Volunteers call for the federal government to build on the newly-released Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy in Budget 2019 to end poverty in Canada.

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Faith group applauds federal move to price emissions

Faith group applauds federal government move to price emissions

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CPJ lauds the launch of a federal poverty strategy

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), a national faith-based policy organization, has advocated for a National Anti-Poverty Plan for over a decade.

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