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Election exposes some deep divisions

“What we will be seeing is that the parties are going to be forced to work together and there will be a need for more dialogue and more public involvement in making decisions,” said Natalie Appleyard, a socio-economic policy analyst with CPJ.

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CPJ seeks hope, unity after divisive 2019 election

CPJ believes that there is a special role for faith communities in the task of helping to build unity.

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Can Canadians Thrive While We Stand Up for the Environment?

Canada needs to transition to a clean economy — and we need to make sure we do this right. We can, and must, do this by pursuing a just transition.

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The Canadian Racial Reality

People of color and Indigenous peoples in Canada continue to face systematic racism. However, there has been a relative absence of any meaningful conversation about the issue during this election.

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Ending poverty is more than an election talking point

What does it mean to say we want to end poverty in Canada? More than an act of charity, this is a question of basic rights. Poverty forces people to make impossible choices about which of their basic needs will be met each day. Beyond just material deprivation, poverty seeds social exclusion that undermines people’s…

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

Canada’s largest anti-poverty campaign joins the worldwide movement on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Addressing the climate gaps in Canada’s new Arctic Policy

The federal government released its lengthy Arctic and Northern Policy Framework on September 10, 2019. Despite a much-anticipated outcome, the roadmap provided in the policy appears to be shifting away from actionable framework for ensuring environmental conservation of the Arctic.

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Climate strike as an act of worship

I couldn’t help but feel that this was an unconventional type of worship experience. The usual elements of worship were missing, but the love of creation and fellow humanity was evident.

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Why I march

I spent the fall of 2017 in Barbados. I was there as an urban planning intern with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was there that I first began to understand the magnitude of climate change impacts.

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Where is poverty in this election campaign

CPJ leadership has been travelling across Canada for a pre-election tour to help explain what’s at stake when we take to the polls on Oct. 21. Thankfully they added a Hamilton stop to the tour next week.

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