- Public Justice for citizens, governments, and CPJ
CPJ’s principled approach to public policy is captured in the concept of public justice. Rooted in Scripture, public justice unfolds in human history as God continues with redemptive work in creation. It provides norms for decision-making, not a ...
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- CPJ in Ottawa: Making Public Justice Front and Centre
"I see CPJ’s role as bringing a very strong justice perspective to policy discussion, engaging seriously with government debates, and presenting doable policy alternatives." This was the unsolicited comment from a government offi ...
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- Policies with Possibilities: moving towards a green economy
As recently as last April, Environment Minister John Baird stated that implementing the reforms required by the Kyoto Protocol would "manufacture a recession" and "would have a devastating effect on the Canadian economy." Canadian ...
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- Being a world leader?
Calling a country a world leader evokes strong images. It conjures up ideas of military might, of technological advances, or perhaps of economic strength. Yet the title of world leader does not have to be contained to these descriptors. It can al ...
Story - Karen - 10/17/2008 - 14:13 - 0 comments
- Carbon neutral: Canadians get going
A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that a rise in temperatures of two to three degrees Celsius by the year 2050 could spell global disaster, with hundreds of millions of people forced to leave uninhabitable homes. ...
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- De-motorize Your Soul - reduce oil dependency
One way of going carbon neutral is to reduce our use of automobiles and air travel. CPJ member Will Braun, editor of Geez Magazine, has launched a campaign called De-motorize Your Soul . The idea is to share ideas about a world in which oil use is ...
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- Getting to a living wage
In 2003, nearly one in four workers (23.8%) made less than $10 an hour. Ten dollars an hour is the rate that assures that a single adult who works full-time all year will earn enough to rise above the before-tax Low Income Cut-Off, Canada’s unoffi ...
Story - Greg - 11/17/2008 - 19:20 - 0 comments
- Mapping out a poverty reduction strategy
Eighteen years ago, on November 24, 1989, the House of Commons passed a unanimous resolution calling for child poverty to be eliminated in Canada by the year 2000. At the time, the child poverty rate in Canada was 15.1%. In 2000, Canada’s ch ...
Story - Chandra - 10/24/2008 - 23:01 - 0 comments
- Harper’s embarrassment of riches a golden opportunity to solve poverty
Stephen Harper has a problem, or rather two problems. His first problem is an embarrassment of riches. His second problem is entrenched poverty and a growing income divide. What he decides to do about the first problem will demonstrate whether he has ...
Story - Chandra - 10/24/2008 - 22:57 - 0 comments
- Making housing a reality for all
Each year, November 22 is set aside to commemorate National Housing Day, recognizing that housing is needed for well-being and for participation in the economy and society. Today, with more than 1.5 million Canadians desperately needing housing, this ...
Story - Trixie - 11/21/2012 - 10:39 - 0 comments
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