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Poverty Consultation a Strong Next Step: CPJ

National anti-poverty campaign hopes for a comprehensive plan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. Today, Duclos announced two initiatives that will inform the development...

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Election

Broken electoral reform promise dismaying: CPJ

Faith group has long called for proportional representation

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Ottawa, ON: February 1, 2017 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is dismayed to learn today that the Trudeau government has abandoned its promise to enact proportional representation in Canada.

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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. 

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House of Commons

Federal action on poverty delayed once again

Poverty Reduction Act voted down in House of Commons FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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,...

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Climate plan indicates positive progress

CPJ commends GHG emissions reductions measures but Canada’s climate target is still insufficient FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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...

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Electoral system must be more accessible

CPJ encouraged by committee’s call for greater voter participation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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. “Any changes to Canada’s voting system must also be coupled with...

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Timelines and collaboration key to housing strategy

CPJ calls for clear timelines and collaboration with Indigenous Canadians FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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...

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CPJ encouraged by coal commitment

Citizens for Public Justice hopes to see similar measures on oil and gas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: November 21, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna’s announcement today that Canada will phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030. “The commitment of transitioning electricity production to...

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Thousands Across Canada Call for Federal Action on Poverty

Volunteers call for forthcoming national anti-poverty plan to assure the rights of people in living in poverty

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON, October 17, 2016 — Today, October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Volunteers across Canada are taking to the streets to participate in the fourth annual “ChewOnThis!” campaign....

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Human rights key to poverty reduction plan

Anti-poverty group calls for Duclos to listen to Canadians with lived experiences of poverty

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Ottawa, ON: October 4, 2016 — Today, Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced that he will be consulting with Canadians to develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS).

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