ByMarch 24, 2020
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.
We should remain committed to our obligation to protect the rights of refugees and other vulnerable people. Turning asylum seekers away at borders is counter to those rights and our international obligations.
Speaking on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, representatives from Indigenous, labour, social justice and other organizations said now was not the time for Canada to shy away from tackling the climate emergency. Instead, Ottawa should move forward with ending fossil fuel subsidies, strengthening carbon pricing, raising taxes on top earners and directing the windfall into retraining…
CPJ joined representatives from labour, social justice, Indigenous, faith and environmental organizations today to call on the Government of Canada to greatly increase the funds and programs needed to build a sustainable economy and drastically cut emissions.
The Canadian Government can improve the integration of refugees and address their barriers to language training.