Policy Statements

CPJ calls on PM Trudeau to Invest in Workers

As Canada navigates the tremendous challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, CPJ believes that investments in a just transition are more important than ever.

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Letter to Minister Morneau: Put Pharmacare in Budget 2020

CPJ has co-signed a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, asking for the necessary commitments for pharmacare in this year’s federal budget.

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Statement of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

Citizens for Public Justice stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders, who are being removed from their sovereign territory by the RCMP and the settler government of Canada.

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Letter to Minister Mendicino: Improve Refugee Integration

CPJ and the CRC for Public Dialogue called on the IRCC minister to address several lingering concerns that would help refugees to fully integrate into Canadian society for the good of all.

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Climate Mandate Letter to PM Trudeau

Today, CPJ joined Climate Action Network Canada and 29 other organizations from across Canada in writing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As he prepares to form a new cabinet, we called on him to put in places mechanisms to meet stronger climate targets that would limit warming to 1.5°.

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A Just Transition for Canada: Action to Address the Climate Emergency

CPJ Pre-budget Brief to the federal Finance Committee on the theme “Climate Emergency: The Required Transition to a Low Carbon Economy.”

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A Real and Urgent Crisis

It is in the context of this emergency that Citizens for Public Justice is contributing to the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s assessment of fossil fuel subsidies.

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Canada backpedals on refugee rights with latest Budget Implementation Act

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) condemns the new changes to Canada’s refugee determination system outlined in Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act. CPJ stands alongside the Canadian Council for Refugees and other advocates who have expressed concern on these amendments.

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Putting our Money where our Mouth is: Climate Change and Public Finance in Canada

It is time for policy and financial decisions that move us towards the Paris Agreement. The Government of Canada not only has an historic responsibility to end this funding, but this is also a tremendous opportunity to provide climate leadership by taking meaningful action.

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Fall economic update too "middle" minded

Fall economic update too “middle” minded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: November 22, 2018 – Write-offs for business in the name of boosting Canada’s middle-class formed the focus of the Liberal government’s latest fall economic statement.

Missing, however, was any mention of Canada’s new poverty reduction strategy, support for refugees, or investments to keep global temperature increases below 1.5 C.

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