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What can Christians contribute to the climate conversation?

Momentum for climate action is growing

“My heart shall sing of the day you bring.
Let the fires of your justice burn.
Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near,
and the world is about to turn!”

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Alternative Federal Budget 2016: It’s Time to Move On!

This year’s document calls for “structured spending” that would increase federal government spending to $37.9 billion, or almost $9 billion more than the new Liberal government must spend to meet its own election promises. As well, “The Alternative Federal Budget raises the bar on trans­parency by providing an accounting of the distribu­tional impacts on Canadian families of all proposed changes in taxation, transfers, and program spend­ing—something no government budget, federal or provincial, has ever undertaken.”

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CPJ Delivers Climate Petitions to Minister McKenna

March 2, 2016 marked a turning point for federal-provincial cooperation on climate policy in Canada.

Federal and provincial leaders, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis representatives, and a wide range of civil society organizations are gathering in Vancouver to discuss the future of climate change policy in Canada.

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CPJ Supports Joint Letter to PM on Climate Action

February 2016
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CPJ is pleased to be signatory to a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for bold policy measures to address climate change, reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and promote a just transition to a clean economy.

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Making Real Change for the Common Good

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations
February 2016
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CPJ believes that the federal government has a moral commitment to develop policy that is grounded in the common good, giving priority to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in Canadian society and for ensuring that Canada contributes to the well-being of people and the planet.

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On World Day of Social Justice, Let’s Commit to End Poverty

The United Nations has declared February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice. It’s a good time to ask ourselves, ‘what significant contribution might we make to challenge injustice in society today?’

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CPJ welcomes full reinstatement of refugee health care

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON: February 18, 2016 – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) welcomed a commitment today from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Health Minister Jane Philpott to fully reinstate refugee health care.

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Citizens for Public Justice is not accepting nominations to our Board of Directors for 2017. 

If you are interested in serving, or nominating a member, please check back here in February 2018 or sign-up for JusticE-News to stay up-to-date. 

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CPJ's Advocacy Toolkit

Useful information on different methods of advocacy. Read more

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Beyond the Cauliflower: Poverty and Canada’s Food System

The outrageous price of cauliflower created a flurry of discussion online this past month when many Canadians put produce purchases on hold in the face of mounting price hikes. The weight of this reality is even heavier for many families already dealing with tough choices and tight budgets as they struggle to put food on the table.

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