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Church Members help put Anti-Poverty Vision before Parliament

Christian Reformed Church News

For over a decade, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and its partners have been part of a process of encouraging lawmakers to put a national anti-poverty vision before the Canadian Parliament.

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Here’s Why Anti-Poverty Groups Agree Canada’s New Anti-Poverty Strategy Does Not Reduce Poverty

Press Progress

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government rolled out what it’s billing as “Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy” last week.

While that might sound like good news, anti-poverty groups say the anti-poverty strategy will do more to keep track of how many Canadians live in poverty than it will do to end poverty in Canada once and for all.

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Have Refugees Created a Housing Crisis in Canada?

An influx of refugee claimants from the U.S. has been making headlines for over a year now. Since the beginning of 2018, the RCMP has intercepted 12,378 irregular border crossers. These numbers, however, are actually down compared to the same period last year and are much lower than initial projections. So why have politicians drawn a connection between refugees and a housing crisis?

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