Summer 2021 – Vol. 44, No. 2
By Willard Metzger
For our staff, CPJ is more than a place of employment. People who work at CPJ are drawn by the faith-based platform promoting and advocating for policies that will help develop a just society for Canada. This personal investment by the CPJ family, is what makes the loss of Stephen Kaduuli, our Refugee Rights Policy Analyst hurt so much.
By Serisha Iyar
Stephen’s work serves as a reminder and an example that we should continue to strive for the protection of refugee rights. As CPJ looks to the future of its refugee rights work, the foundation Stephen built as the first policy analyst will set the bar for the advocacy to come. CPJ will, undoubtedly, continue to honour his legacy in shaping the way we approach refugee rights advocacy and policymaking.
By Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm
(This is an excerpt from a keynote conversation at CPJ’s Seeking Justice Together Conference in May 2021.)
By Laurel Rothman and Sophia Mohamed
The Federal government’s 2021 $30 billion budgetary commitment to build a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care services begins a hopeful chapter in the decades-long struggle for high quality child care.
By Anna Hunter
The global textile industry is responsible for significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water pollution and thousands of tonnes of textiles in landfills every year. We have become so disconnected from the source of our textiles that we seldom consider the true cost of these items.
By Jasmine Duckworth
There are three principles we can learn from Jesus’ example if we want to participate in shifting the margins around us, to surround those struggling to belong.
- A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency By Seth Klein (Reviewed by Karri Munn-Venn)
- Refugee Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics By Mark R. Glanville and Luke Glanville (Reviewed by Ian Van Haren)
- The Response of Weeds: A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies By Bertrand Bickersteth (Reviewed by Deborah Mebude)
- Overcoming Ontario’s Poverty Pandemic Edited By Murray MacAdam (Reviewed by Allyson Carr)
- Basic Income for Canadians: From the COVID-19 Emergency to Financial Security for All By Evelyn L. Forget (Reviewed by Mitchell Beer)
- A Complex Exile: Homelessness and Social Exclusion in Canada By Erin Dej (Reviewed by Natalie Appleyard)
- Neglected No More By André Picard (Reviewed by Tiffany Talen)
- What Does Justice Look Like and Why Does God Care about It? By Judith and Colin McCartney (Reviewed by Willard Metzger)
- Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation By George Melnyk and Christina Parker (Reviewed by Jacqueline Romero)
- Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism By Harsha Walia (Reviewed by Jenn Jefferys)