the Catalyst, Winter 2020

Winter 2020 – Vol. 43, No. 3
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The Pandemic Invites Us to Simplicity and Solidarity

By Karri Munn-Venn

The brokenness of our societal structures and our economic systems mean that for many this is a time of tremendous hardship, insecurity, and loss. We need to continue to come together to work to right these wrongs.

In Review

Justice for All Creation

By Dr. Kenneth Atsenhaienton Deer

Environmental degradation has coincided with the dispossession and disempowerment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and elsewhere. We can’t turn back the clock, but we can make a better future.

When Poverty Talks, Who Listens?

By Sue Gywnn

The most successful consultations are based on an understanding that lived-experience perspectives are critical to include.

Canada Must Step Up Against the STCA

By Ibnat Islam

In 2015, Morgan was turned away at the Canadian border and sent to Clinton County Prison in central Pennsylvania. Her painful journey shows Canada’s negligence of asylum seekers’ rights.

CPJ’s New Board Chair: An Interview With Cherilyn Spraakman

By Brad Wassink

In the summer of 2020, CPJ’s Board of Directors elected Cherilyn Spraakman as its new chair. Cherilyn spoke with Brad Wassink about her new role as CPJ’s Board chair.

Finding Hope in Uncertain Times

By Meaghan Fallak

While the demands of this pandemic are great, there is a very clear role for grassroots activism in these difficult and uncertain times.

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