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Electoral system must be more accessible

CPJ encouraged by committee’s call for greater voter participation


Ottawa, ON: December 1, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) was encouraged to see today’s report from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform include a call to promote greater voter participation.

Meaningful Measures of Progress

By Kathy Vandergrift on November 16th, 2016

From the Catalyst, Winter 2016

Sunny ways are clouded these days.

With the approvals of the Site C Dam and the Petronas liquefied natural gas project in B.C., there are fears that environmental goals are being sacrificed. First Nations’ high hopes for a new relationship are turning into protests and lawsuits as decisions are made about projects on their lands without their consent. 

Faith and the way we vote

From the Catalyst, Winter 2016

A similar version of this article was published by ChristianWeek.

Canadians are eager to see changes to our electoral system – and soon. That was the promise made by the Liberals during the last campaign. 

But what does our Christian faith have to say about the way we vote in Canada?

CPJ supports ending audits of charities


Ottawa, ON: January 20, 2016 - For years, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has called for fairness and appropriate prioritization in the Canada Revenue Agency’s activities. Today, we welcome the government’s announcement to take clear steps in the direction by ending the CRA’s political activities audit program.

What to do with the Senate?

Canadians are fed up with the scandals, spending irregularities, and other scurrilous activities of the members of our Senate.

During the federal election, the question of Senate reform has received heightened attention. But moving beyond the current public disgust with senatorial misbehaviour, what reforms are desirable and realistically possible?


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