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Glass Half Full: October

‘Glass Half Full’ celebrates the successes and progress we’ve seen recently on issues of poverty and the environment in Canada. 

Income inequality motion passed - Premiers discuss poverty - Saskatoon child poverty plan - Carbon pricing encouraged - Climate change campaign - Hunger fast on the Hill - Clean energy funding - Asbestos - Transparency on the oil & gas industry. Read more about Glass Half Full: October

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Recognizing the federal role in ending poverty

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. CPJ and our partners on Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada will be organizing events in Ottawa to raise awareness about poverty in Canada, emphasize the positive role the federal government has to play in bringing about change, and asking parliamentarians to identify how they can work together to make a difference. Read more about Recognizing the federal role in ending poverty

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Infographic - Fall Legislative Session

Infographic - Fall Legislative SessionAs the House resumes this fall, it’s a good time to look ahead to see how key issues related to poverty and the environment will be debated on Parliament Hill. The graphic above highlights just some of the specific items that CPJ will be following in the coming months. In addition, CPJ and the Dignity for All campaign will be hosting events on the Hill on October 17th to highlight the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and encourage coordinated action.   Read more about Infographic - Fall Legislative Session

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Intern Update: Homecoming

As September gets underway, my year as CPJ’s public justice intern is taking off quickly. It has been two weeks since I first entered these hallowed halls, and I have been graciously welcomed by the CPJ team. Just a couple weeks ago I was still in South Korea where my wife, Erin, and I taught ESL for two years. It has been a fast transition from Seoul to Ottawa, but the change from Konglish and kimchi to Parliament and poutine is a welcome one. Read more about Intern Update: Homecoming

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A Taxing Problem

Coin stackThe case for corporate taxes gained some ground recently. For decades now, government and business leaders have been telling us we need to keep corporate taxes as low as possible in order to attract and retain investment, and spark new industries, research and development, and, most importantly, more jobs. We’ve run with this idea, particularly as a strategy for post-recession recovery, without giving enough consideration to whether it actually works. Read more about A Taxing Problem

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Refugees and their advocates score a point

A round of applause for the federal government, please. Some of the recently proposed reforms to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) for refugees have been withdrawn—reforms that would have spelled disaster for many asylum seekers in Canada. And while the rest of the reforms remain a serious problem, the revision is a victory for refugees and their advocates. Read more about Refugees and their advocates score a point

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All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus Launches

Last week, CPJ had the privilege of attending the kick-off reception for the All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus (APC) on Parliament Hill. The APC will bring together parliamentarians, civil society organizations, community leaders, researchers, and other key stakeholders to find concrete solutions for reducing poverty. APC co-chair MP Jean Crowder expressed her thanks to the CPJ co-led Dignity for All campaign and acknowledged the role of our February 14th public event, “What’s Next? How do we Address Poverty in Canada”, in laying the groundwork for this non-partisan dialogue. Read more about All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus Launches

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National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy releases “Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada”

Today the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy released an important report on Canada’s greenhouse gas reductions commitments. The study tabulated all of the efforts of Canada’s provinces (not of all the Territories, however) as well as federal government plans, and found them to be lacking. Read more about National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy releases “Reality Check: The State of Climate Progress in Canada”

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