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, CPJ's communications coordinator, at ac.jpc@darb or 613-232-0275, ext 225.
Willard Metzger

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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CPJ joins call for Ontario climate action

August 8, 2018

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CPJ joined Climate Action Network Canada and colleague organizations to call on Ontario Premier Doug for to publicly commit to achieving Ontario’s existing legislated emissions reduction goals, and; table a detailed, scientifically sound plan to meet these legislated goals as soon as possible.

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CPJ joins call to halt Kinder Morgan pipeline project

May 2018

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CPJ joined with friends and colleagues from community groups, environmental organizations, coastal businesses, and Indigenous networks to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step away from the contentious Kinder Morgan pipeline project. The letter was signed by over 70 civil society organizations from across Canada.

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Press Release: A Gender-Based Budget with Little Ambition

Budget 2018 is an important symbolic step for women, but doesn’t go far enough

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: February 27, 2018 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged to see the federal government release Federal Budget 2018 with a gender-based analysis, the first federal budget in Canada to do so. Proposing legislation on pay equity and improving women’s access to jobs are both important pieces in tackling women’s economic equity.   

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Canada’s Coal Phase-Out is Not Enough: CPJ

International engagement must be accompanied by more action at home

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Bonn, Germany: November 16, 2017 — The Powering Past Coal Alliance was announced today at COP23 by the Environment Ministers of the UK and Canada. The announcement included a celebration of the partnership established between 25 national and sub-national governments to phase out coal-power around the world and a commitment to achieve the “phase-out in a sustainable and economically inclusive way, while providing appropriate support for workers and communities.”

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Christians Call for Canadian Climate Leadership at COP23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bonn, Germany: November 13, 2017 —As the world convenes for the COP23 climate conference in Germany, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) will be there to call for Canada to do its part to implement the Paris Agreement.

“COP23 marks a critical moment for Canadian climate leadership,” said Karri Munn-Venn, Senior Policy Analyst for CPJ. “While some important advances have been made, it is clear that Canada — and the international community — must commit to a much higher level of ambition to close the gap between projected emissions and the Paris targets.”

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Refugee levels still too low

Citizens for Public Justice calls for stronger refugee resettlement in Canada

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Ottawa, ON: Nov. 2, 2017 — Yesterday, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details of the 2018-2020 Immigration Levels Plan. CPJ was pleased that our recommendation to set multi-year levels was adopted—the first such plan in nearly two decades. The plan outlines, among other things, the number of Government-Assisted Refugee (GAR) and Privately-Sponsorship Refugee (PSR) allocations for the next three years.

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