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Infographic: Why the Fuss Over Oil and Gas?

When we talk about government action on climate change in Canada people often want to know, why do we put so much focus on reducing emissions from the oil and gas industry?

The oil and gas sector produces more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than any other sector of the Canadian economy.

GHG Emissions Sources

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CPJ welcomes launch of poverty consultation

Catholic Register

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is welcoming the launch of a national consultation as one of the first steps in developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Darlene O’Leary, CPJ’s socio-economic policy analyst, said she hopes “the process allows for strong engagement by the public.”

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Renew the Christian roots of Canada’s health care system

Christian Courier

Canada will celebrate its 150th year as one of the world’s most blessed countries. An incredibly diverse and hard-working population has transformed our expansive geography of plentiful natural resources into one of the world’s most wealthy societies.

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Welcoming Refugees in Troubled Times

ChristianWeek

Our world is taking uncertain turns. Countries are becoming more insular and inhospitable to refugees and those fleeing terror. The United States has suspended all refugee admissions from Syria indefinitely. This is disheartening, because the Syrian crisis keeps producing many refugees who need safety.

This leaves Christians with a greater responsibility to welcome refugees.

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Canada Must Pay Attention to Refugees in Poverty

Newcomers to Canada, including refugees, experience poverty at a troubling rate.

While the level of poverty among refugees remains unclear, our 2016 report on poverty in Canada reveals that 34 per cent of new immigrants and refugees live in poverty.  

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Broken electoral reform promise dismaying: CPJ

Faith group has long called for proportional representation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: February 1, 2017 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is dismayed to learn today that the Trudeau government has abandoned its promise to enact proportional representation in Canada.

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Letter: Reconsider Safe Third Country Agreement

February 2017
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Canada signed the Safe Third Country Agreement at a time when the United States government stood firm on its humanitarian obligations to those in flight from terror and persecution. Our government had confidence that the United States would treat all refugees fairly. Today, we cannot rely on the United States to provide a fair hearing to refugee claimants before they arrive in Canada. 

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CPJ Denounces Islamophobia and Violence in Quebec City

CPJ expresses solidarity with Muslim community in the wake of shooting 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Ottawa, ON: January 30, 2017 
— Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) expressed solidarity with the Muslim community of Quebec City in the wake of the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre last night. 

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Faith communities must renounce hate speech

Prairie Messenger

The culminating event of 2016 was the election victory of Donald Trump in the United States.

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Support Meaningful Climate Action in Canada!

Urge your MP to support strong emissions-reducing measures in Canada’s climate action plan.

God’s creation and the life it sustains are precious. Urge your MP to ensure Canada contributes equitably to the Paris Agreement. Write to them today!

Canadian climate action must respect scientific estimates of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions budget, and contributes equitably towards the 1.5°C limit on global warming aspired to in the Paris Agreement. 

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