Policy Statements

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

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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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Dignity for All applauds launch of National Housing Strategy

Dignity for All applauds launch of National Housing Strategy

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Ottawa, ON: November 22, 2017 – To mark National Housing Day, the federal government unveiled the details of its National Housing Strategy (NHS), a national plan to address housing and homelessness in Canada. The Dignity for All campaign, co-led by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and Canada Without Poverty (CWP), welcomed the announcement as a step toward ending poverty in Canada.

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European Commission DG ECHO

CPJ Supports the CCR’s “It’s Time to Lead” Campaign

October 2017

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The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) recently launched a campaign encouraging the Canadian government to be a leader in refugee resettlement. Canada’s long and generous history of welcoming refugees, along with escalating needs worldwide, point to the necessity for our nation to step up its global leadership in refugee resettlement.CPJ stands with CCR’s “It’s Time to Lead” campaign, and asks that our government set an example before the global community of a justice-based, humanitarian approach towards refugees.

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Beyond Productivity: Promoting the Well-being of Canadians

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations

August 2017

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Focusing the budget discussion narrowly on productivity and competitiveness diminishes Canadians to our economic “value” as workers. This framework fails to account for personal fulfilment, community well-being, and ecological integrity. And, it ignores the importance and benefits of connection, culture, and creativity. Drawing on CPJ’s recent submissions to consultations on climate change, housing, and poverty reduction, and our work on refugees, CPJ hase developed a number of recommendations for Budget 2018 focused on human and ecological flourishing.

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