- Foreign credentials: Some progress at last, but all with a grain of salt
On Monday Human Resources minister Diane Findley in partnership with Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced a new initiative to speed up the recognition process of the foreign credentials for incoming immigrants in several specific occupat ...
Blog entry - Rebekah - 11/28/2012 - 12:19 - 0 comments
- Ten-percenters and the politicians who represent us
As of late we’ve have been hearing a lot about political flyers known as “ten-percenters.” These refer to flyers that Members of Parliament (MPs) are allowed to send to other constituencies, up to a number equivalent to ten percent of ...
Blog entry - Rebekah - 12/20/2012 - 12:31 - 0 comments
- An opportunity for fresh action on human rights
It has been a difficult year around the world. The recession has had an impact on many interconnected areas: food, income and housing security and access to social services, to name a few. Individuals and institutions across the planet have undert ...
Story - Rebekah - 11/21/2012 - 11:24 - 2 comments
- Human Rights Day: The Canadian connection
Tomorrow, December 10, is Human Rights Day, when we commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This year marks the 61st anniversary. Signed by most states, the UDH ...
Blog entry - Rebekah - 01/02/2013 - 11:24 - 0 comments
- In From the Margins
Earlier this afternoon, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Cities released, In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness. In a press conference on the ...
Blog entry - Karri - 12/09/2009 - 16:54 - 0 comments
- CPJ Board requests reconsideration of cuts to KAIROS
The Chair of the Board of CPJ wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to request that the federal government reconsider its decision to discontinue funding for KAIROS – Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. Funding from the Canadian Internation ...
Page - Joe - 12/14/2009 - 16:00 - 0 comments
- Can a public justice lens frame the climate change debate?
The attention of the world has been focused on Copenhagen from December 7 – 18 for the U.N. Summit on Climate Change. Following the Kyoto Accord which entered into force in 2005, 192 nations are trying to decide on a post-2012 strategy to addres ...
Story - Joe - 12/14/2009 - 16:21 - 0 comments
- More baby steps in immigration reform, but is it enough?
In the past month, Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney has been announcing a series of small changes to Canada’s immigration policies. The most recent changes concern the Live-in Caregivers program. This program is just one of many ...
Blog entry - Rebekah - 12/16/2009 - 15:18 - 0 comments
- The season of hope
In the 1986 BBC made-for-TV depiction of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s book, A Little Princess, a young lady named Sarah Crewe experiences the loss of her father. This misfortune throws her into a downward spiral and eventually leads to her removal fr ...
Story - Adam - 12/21/2009 - 13:31 - 1 comment
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