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Earth Day 2019: For the Love of Creation

Created by the Canadian Council of Churches, KAIROS, and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), the #ForTheLoveOfCreation video collaboration highlights the need for urgent action by Canadians – and the Canadian government – on climate change.

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Christians ‘give it up for the Earth’ during Lent

Now in its third year, Give it Up for the Earth! is centred on a pledge to individual climate action, and a call for more far-reaching national climate policy. Christians across Canada collect postcards and signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action. In the Christian season of Lent, “people give up...

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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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Letter to BC government about Zero-Emission Vehicles Act

CPJ commends BC government on the introduction of the Bill 28 – 2019: Zero-Emission Vehicles Act in the Legislative Assembly last week.

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Young Adults Protest Christian Apathy

One of the early assignments I was given in my new role with Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) was to interview applicants for our intern program. Hearing these undergraduate students express their passion was a gift.

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Letter to Harbour Air about Transition to Clean Energy

CPJ commends Harbour Air in the announcement of their partnership with Magni500 to transition to electric airplane fleet by 2022.

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Canada backpedals on refugee rights with latest Budget Implementation Act

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) condemns the new changes to Canada’s refugee determination system outlined in Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act. CPJ stands alongside the Canadian Council for Refugees and other advocates who have expressed concern on these amendments. Tucked away in the latest Budget Bill is a new ground of ineligibility for refugee...

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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. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON, April 10, 2019 – A coalition of national anti-poverty organizations welcomes the inclusion of poverty legislation in the federal government’s Budget Implementation Act (BIA). Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public...

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The Most Vulnerable

“The Most Vulnerable” examines how the federal Government, Churches, and Advocacy Groups can apply an intersectional approach to their respective areas of policy making and advocacy efforts.

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Report on climate change impacts in Canada demands urgent action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ottawa, ON: April 2, 2019—Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has long advocated for Canadian climate and energy policy that aligns with the Paris temperature goals. Central to a plan to meet and exceed emissions reductions of 30 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030 is the amplification of the federal carbon pricing commitment, follow-through on the...

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