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What Details Will Follow the 2020 Throne Speech?

The merit of this Speech from the Throne will be determined by the details that follow. As the federal government irons out these details in the months ahead, here’s what CPJ will be pressing for on our key issue areas.

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Faith Communities Write to Minister Freeland Ahead of the Throne Speech

In advance of the September 2020 Throne Speech, and to mark the Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4), For the Love of Creation issued an open letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Recognizing that important policy and budgetary decisions are currently being made, the letter echoes our e-petition in calling on the Government of Canada to: Commit…

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Striving for Trust-based Allyship

This is humbling, challenging work. It is also wonderfully rewarding. My project “Restoring Indigenous Rights” has taught me to listen rather than speak, learn rather than assume, and most importantly, commit rather than pretend.

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Creation’s Call to Action

Communities of faith have continued to call on corporations and governments to practice restraint and respect. Growth at the expense of a healthy environment will only bankrupt all of creation.

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Delivering A Just Recovery: 2021 Pre-Budget Brief

The federal government must address these ongoing and overlapping crises: climate change, domestic poverty, racism, and social exclusion.

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This Pandemic Discriminates by Gender and Race

We need to better understand who is most affected by COVID-19 and who has the decision-making power. This requires an intersectional gender-based analysis.

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Recovering to Net Zero Emissions

The federal government has pledged to introduce legislation for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As we recover from COVID-19, we must determine how that will be achieved.

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Justice for Immigrant Frontline Workers

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government should take note of the fundamental role that foreign workers, including refugees, play in our food and health care systems.

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What COVID-19 is Teaching Us

The future to which we return must look different from the past. Not just in defending against an infectious virus, but also in resisting a society marred with poverty and ecological devastation.

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The Canadian Church Must Break Ties with White Supremacy

Our churches have largely refused to interrogate how they have participated and been complicit in discriminatory practices that marginalize and oppress racialized members of the body of Christ.

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