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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.

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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.

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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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Asylum funds allocated poorly, advocates say

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) also objects to the government’s new strategy because it “would further limit the welcoming nature they claim Canada is proud of.” “The use of language that suggests potential claimants are not genuine in their reasons for seeking asylum or that they pose a threat of exploitation to our system is...

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Groundings: A Shared Vision of Social Justice

For much of my journey of faith, walking in the way of Christ was discussed largely on the individual level (i.e. your personal relationship with Christ). Several years ago, however, I began exploring a more communal vision of our calling and witness. I was also engaging more with social justice issues and was learning to...

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