Summer 2018 – Vol. 41, No. 2
By Karri Munn-Venn
On May 29, 2018, the Government of Canada bought the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for $4.5 billion. While the federal government’s action polarized Canadians, it also emphasized the need for serious reflection on how we can move forward most constructively.
By Natalie Appleyard
After nine years of calling for a national anti-poverty plan, we have finally been told that the government’s Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) will be released this year. From May 14 to 18, Dignity for All supporters met with and called their MPs with a united message: pass legislation that will set us on a course for dignity for all!
By Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan
Most refugees arrive in Canada already indebted to the government by $3,000 to $10,000 for the costs incurred in bringing them to this land. They must begin repaying this loan within one year, when they have barely begun to regain their footing.
By Amy Brierley
On the evening of May 22, 2018 a group of people gathered in a small community meeting room in the People’s Place Library in Antigonish, Nova Scotia to celebrate the launch of Journeys to Justice, and to hear reflections from Joe Gunn and several folks who, for many years, have committed their lives to a pursuit of social justice.
By Sarah DelVillano
People living in poverty don’t always have the luxury of worrying about things like climate change. And yet, they are the ones most directly impacted. To offset rising costs, a portion of carbon pricing revenues should be passed on to low-income families in the form of a rebate.
By David Burrows
Listening, including, and staying committed to one another is of great benefit in poverty elimination, and many other aspects of how people can work to effect change in our society.
- The Boat People By Sharon Bala (Reviewed by Deborah Mebude)
- Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough By Doug Saunders (Reviewed by Gloria Nafziger)
- Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country By Courtney White (Reviewed by Wayne Groot)
- Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City By Tanya Talaga (Reviewed by Sarah Delvillano)
- The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands By Chris Turner (Review by Karri Munn-Venn)
- Upstream Medicine: Doctors for a Healthy Society Edited by Andrew Bresnahan, Mahli Brindamour, Christopher Charles, and Ryan Meili (Reviewed by Janelle Vandergrift)
- Turning Parliament Inside Out: Practical Ideas for Reforming Canada’s Democracy Edited by Michael Chong, Scott Simms, and Kennedy Stewart (Reviewed by John Milloy
- Engagement Organizing: The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns By Matt Price (Reviewed by Natalie Appleyard)
- Religion and Canadian Party Politics By David Rayside, Jerald Sabin, and Paul E.J. Thomas (Reviewed by Joe Gunn)
Journeys to Justice: Reviews
Written by Joe Gunn
- Finding Hope in History (Reviewed by Kathy Vandergrift)
- Who Will Carry the Mission Forward (Reviewed by The Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman)