Tax havens are robbing us of our democracy

The Spring 2017 JustNews discussion paper features a sermon by Rev. Steven Epperson, in which he presents what political scientist Edward Luttwak called “the most important book of the decade”: The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide their Money. Epperson also looks at a second book, The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of … Read more

CUSJ submission on Charitable Tax Law

December 14th, 2016 After the Harper Government direct attacks on Charities engaged in lobbying and public relations to change government policy on issues such as Death and Dying, Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and  Research, publication of ideas and free speech, Justin Trudeau promised that the laws for charities would be modernized to prevent this kind … Read more

Dear Government: Give charities freedom to advocate for social justice

CUSJ is one of the sponsors of a new web site, Protect Canadians’ Free Speech, (see our logo there?) that is dedicated to getting legislators to update the laws that govern charities. Under the current laws, enacted by the Harper government, charities are restricted as to the type of activities in which they can engage, … Read more

Speaking out for decent work conditions and fair wages

CUSJ, represented by past-president Frances Deverell, along with current president Margaret Rao, has signed onto the Faith Leaders Statement calling for a number of improvements to the Ontario government’s Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act.  The statement is part of the Fight for $15 and Fairness movement calling for decent work and stronger laws to better protect workers … Read more

The Little Engine that Could: New Climate Pricing System

New climate pricing system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions…and poverty By: Andy Blair Member, Citizens’ Climate Lobby; CUSJ; and UUCH Climate Action Team By now, everyone knows it: we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions drastically if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change on our environment, our health, and our economy. But … Read more

CUSJ supports the occupy movement

BRAVO THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT! You are acting for many Canadians from all walks of life who share your frustrations. Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice support your action to protest growing income inequality and corporate greed. You are exposing the underlying unfairness of an economic system that has left a tiny elite with a disproportionate amount of wealth … Read more

Latest Discussion Paper on Equality Now on Line

Discussion Paper No. 22 on Equality – Oct 2011 Discussion paper #22 is a summary of the book The Spirit Level by Richardson and Picket.  It demonstrates using the best epidemiological approach that societies that are more equal have better outcomes in most of the factors that make a good society.  Both the paper and … Read more

How to Boil a Frog!

North Shore Unitarian member, Jon Cooksey, a writer and show runner for television, has recently been nominated for a Best Documentary Gemini award for his one hour film, How to Boil a Frog.  A number of other NSUC members/friends worked on it, and part of it was shot in our sanctuary.  The film is still being broadcast from time to time … Read more

CUSJ Calls for Environmental Review – Quarry

CUSJ Calls for a Complete Environmental Review from both the Provincial and Federal Governments on the Highland Quarry Project in Dufferin County. CUSJ wrote letters in August 2011 to both the Federal and Provincial Governments asking them to hold full environmental assessments in their areas of jurisdiction: CUSJ Request for a Provincial Review CUSJ Request for a … Read more

Invitation to Toronto-AGM

The CUSJ Annual General Meeting (AGM) is in Toronto – May 20, 2011 We have a dynamic program planned with great speakers.  Mike Nickerson, Mairy Beam and Judy Velland will help us explore what we can do to make the future we all want — living sustainably with the planet — real.  For the full … Read more

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