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Contact: Brad Wassink, Communications Coordinator
brad@cpj.ca | 613-232-0275, ext 225.

Press Release: Food Bank Volunteers Fed Up with Government Inaction

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Ottawa, ON: October 17, 2013 — On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, food bank volunteers will walk away from their lunch lines to serve up food for thought on street corners in major cities across the country. They are asking everyday Canadians to re-consider food charity as the solution to hunger and are calling for a federal plan to address poverty. Read more about Press Release: Food Bank Volunteers Fed Up with Government Inaction

Press Release: Premiers Urged to Address Housing Crisis at Council of the Federation

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Ottawa, ON: July 22, 2013 - A group of over 50 organizations from across Canada has signed a joint letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne urging her to place housing at the top of the agenda as she hosts the provincial and territorial premiers for the July 22–24 meeting of the Council of the Federation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Read more about Press Release: Premiers Urged to Address Housing Crisis at Council of the Federation

Press Release: Parliamentarians Unite to Speak Out Against Poverty

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Ottawa, ON: October 17, 2012 – Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada is marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with a public event and the release of Poverty Trends Scorecard – Canada 2012, a report that highlights the need for continued federal investments to assist those struggling to make ends meet. Read more about Press Release: Parliamentarians Unite to Speak Out Against Poverty

Press Release: Cautious Speech from the Throne Fails to Address Poverty

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Ottawa, ON: June 3, 2011 - The Speech from the Throne heralding the start of the 41st Parliament held no surprises, a few bright lights and some important gaps.

Citizens for Public Justice greeted with pleasure the commitment to permanently enhance the Guaranteed Income Supplement for Canada’s seniors. It was also encouraging to see the acknowledgement of several key Aboriginal issues, namely access to clean water and the need for improvements to education.

“We were glad to see that the new government realizes the import Read more about Press Release: Cautious Speech from the Throne Fails to Address Poverty

Press Release: Federal budget fails to address real needs of Canadians

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Ottawa, ON: March 23, 2011 - Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is disappointed that the federal budget did not address the real needs of Canadians, ignoring the social and environmental deficits.“This budget offers tinkering instead of real change,” said Joe Gunn, executive director. “Instead of a poverty elimination strategy, the government is pursuing a jobs-based approach to recovery that just isn’t sufficient.” Read more about Press Release: Federal budget fails to address real needs of Canadians

Press Release: Shallow Government Response to Poverty Report, says CPJ

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Ottawa, ON: Monday March 7, 2011 - This afternoon, the federal government released its response to the Parliamentary report Federal Poverty Reduction Plan: Working in Partnership Towards Reducing Poverty in Canada. And with it, Citizens for Public Justice’s hope for Ottawa to meaningfully engage in poverty reduction efforts evaporated. Read more about Press Release: Shallow Government Response to Poverty Report, says CPJ

Press Release: CPJ praises vision of Parliamentary Committee

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Ottawa, ON: November 18, 2010 - Citizens for Public Justice applauds the Parliamentary Committee on Human Resources and Skills Development (HUMA) for their resounding endorsement of the need for a federal poverty reduction plan.

Poverty is about more than money. It is a complex issue that requires a comprehensive approach that addresses housing, childcare and social exclusion – in addition to living wages and income supports. CPJ was very pleased to see an understanding of this complexity in “Federal Poverty Reduction Plan: Working in Partnership Towards Reducing Poverty in Canada,” the HUMA Committee report released this afternoon. Read more about Press Release: CPJ praises vision of Parliamentary Committee

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