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My Town Is Flooding

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016
By Rev. Adam Snook

The town of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia is home to three picturesque churches. Just across the harbour sit St. James' Anglican, Trinity United, and St. John's Lutheran, where I serve as pastor. The town is an enclave of imaginative artisans and inspired crafters. It is steeped in rich history and is a hub of activism and activity.

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Delivering the Promise of Justice

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations
August 2016
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CPJ believes that the Government of Canada must act on its commitments and develop policy that is grounded in the common good. We encourage the government to take a holistic perspective in the preparation of Budget 2017 – one that addresses the needs of the most vulnerable in Canadian society and contributes to the well-being of both people and the planet. 

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Ski With the Cree

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016
By Katherine Walsh

Fifteen of us from Montreal were on a “ski with the Cree” trip arranged by Kim Cheechoo, the Tourism Officer for the Moose Cree First Nation, and Bill Pollack, an 80-year-old forester and our intrepid organizer.

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A Discussion on Basic Income

From The Catalyst, Summer 2016
By Mary Boyd & Jamie Swift

Two CPJ supporters explain their arguments for and against implementing a basic income, a system where the government ensures that everyone in Canada receives a certain level of income.

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Letter: Uncap private sponsorship of refugees from Israel

July 2016
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CPJ wrote to John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, asking that the federal government uncap the number of refugees from Israel that can be privately sponsored to Canada. 

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Consulting on Climate: Let’s Make Our Voices Heard

“What do you think?”

It’s a phrase we often use with friends when checking an idea or seeking advice. And it’s the question our federal government is now asking us as it develops Canada’s climate action plan.

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Living the 8th Fire

by Danielle Rowaan 

“When you hear about all the assimilation policies one after the other, you sit back and think ‘whoa,’” says Shannon Perez.  Shannon has experienced and led the Blanket Exercise, an interactive workshop developed by KAIROS that walks participants through the history of Canada from the perspective of Indigenous peoples, dozens of times.

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Canada re-joins UN Convention to Combat Desertification

June 2016
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CPJ has joined 26 other Canadian environmental, faith, and international development organizations to write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for Canada to re-join the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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A Prayer for Fort McMurray

Citizens for Public Justice holds the people of Fort McMurray in our thoughts and prayers, as ravaging wildfires spread fear, destruction, and calamity throughout that part of northern Alberta.

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Faith Perspectives Matter in Seeking Justice

A faith perspective places human dignity, the common good, and the integrity of creation at the centre of economic life. Faith communities are calling for public justice. We want to see Canada’s public policy decisions reflect this understanding of what living together as a beloved community means.

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