Press Releases

CPJ is prepared to speak to the media about a number of issues pertaining to our areas of work and organization.

Please contact: Brad Wassink, Communications Coordinator, at brad@cpj.ca or 613-232-0275, ext 225.

Barriers to refugee sponsorship remain: survey of sponsors

Delays, inequities, and limits are major concerns

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Ottawa, ON: April 10, 2017 — Refugees and refugee sponsors in Canada face significant policy challenges, according to a new report by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ).

The survey of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) reveals that barriers to refugee sponsorship in Canada remain, including long wait times for processing, limits on how many refugees each group can sponsor, and the federal government’s unequal policy on travel loans.

Budget 2017 inches forward on poverty and climate

Government plan includes cautious forward movement for low-income Canadians and refugees

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Ottawa, ON: March 22, 2017 — Federal Budget 2017 inches forward but requires Canadians to continue to wait for full measures that address poverty in Canada and climate change.

Poverty Consultation a Strong Next Step: CPJ

National anti-poverty campaign hopes for a comprehensive plan

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Ottawa, ON: February 13, 2017 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by the announcement today from Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos to move ahead with Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

CPJ Denounces Islamophobia and Violence in Quebec City

CPJ expresses solidarity with Muslim community in the wake of shooting 

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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. 

Federal action on poverty delayed once again

Poverty Reduction Act voted down in House of Commons

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Ottawa, ON: December 6, 2016 — Yesterday, MPs voted down sending Bill C-245, the Poverty Reduction Act, to committee. This bill would have legislated a framework for a national poverty reduction strategy.

As co-leaders of Dignity for All: The campaign for a poverty-free Canada, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is disappointed that low-income people living in Canada must continue to wait for a comprehensive federal response to poverty.

Climate plan indicates positive progress

CPJ commends GHG emissions reductions measures but Canada’s climate target is still insufficient

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Ottawa, ON: December 9, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by the range of emissions-reduction measures contained in Canada's national climate plan. And, we are committed to working to bring Canada’s plan in line with the spirit and the letter of the Paris Agreement.

Electoral system must be more accessible

CPJ encouraged by committee’s call for greater voter participation

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Ottawa, ON: December 1, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) was encouraged to see today’s report from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform include a call to promote greater voter participation.

Pipeline approval dashes hopes for climate leadership

Citizens for Public Justice fears that even the most ambitious climate action plan is now unlikely to overcome damage caused by pipelines.

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Ottawa, ON: November 29, 2016 — CPJ is deeply saddened by the federal government’s approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and Line 3 replacement project today. Prime Minister Trudeau’s failure to recognize the climate impacts of these massive projects flies in the face of Canada’s claims to climate leadership.

Timelines and collaboration key to housing strategy

CPJ calls for clear timelines and collaboration with Indigenous Canadians

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Ottawa, ON: November 22, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) looks forward to strong commitments out of today’s housing consultation report. Today, on National Housing Day. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, reported on the public consultations conducted to help develop Canada's National Housing Strategy.

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