Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice call on the Harper government to support Bill C-393 and unplug the road blocks to generic AIDS Drugs production for Africa and other developing countries with an AIDS crisis. Either that or come up with a better solution that will get those drugs flowing. We have been waiting since the … Read more
Check out our new discussion paper on why people vote the way they do! Discussion Paper #20
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
Subject: Prison Farm Update, Jan. 26, 2011 — Important Events this Week! Sent: January 26, 2011 12:07 PM If you have been following the prison farm issue, please consider writing your MP this week. E-mail or phone. Hello, Prison Farm Supporters! Next Wednesday, Feb. 2, MPs will be voting on the Public Safety Committee’s … Read more
“The Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada and the Canadian Unitarian Council condemn the recent acts of vandalism against Jewish institutions in Montreal. We are committed to a society based on mutual respect, where people are free to express themselves and practice their beliefs, provided those expressions do not endanger or harm others. Acts of terrorism, … Read more
Justnews V14#2 Housing Policy (will open in its own window) This issue includes articles on: Canada’s Housing Policy by J. David Hulchansky; Federal Response by the Hon. Diane Finley. President’s Posting — Rev. Frances Deverell Highlights from AGM 2010 by Philip Symons (Editor) Reflections on Our Second Principle by Bob Stevenson (Past President) Why Canada’s … Read more
See two new letters under Action, Human Rights. CUSJ joined other groups in calling for the defeat of Bill C-49. This bill will treat all refugees as if they are automatically terrorists and will keep them incarcerated for a year or more while their case is being investigated. Whatever happened to Canada as a place … Read more
As the President of the Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice I totally concur with the attached letter from members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, condemning Prime Minister Harper for his rude treatment of a prominent member of the Ottawa Muslim community, Dr. Zijad Delic. Letter 2010 10 03 Delic UUFO We have been … Read more
Prostitution remains a hot debate on CUSJ list. Penny Kome describes why she believes we must support the Nordic Model in Canada and work to free women from sexual slavery, prostitution because of poverty, and on-going negative attitudes of men toward women, whether prostitutes or not. If our bodies are sacred and we have inherent worth … Read more
On September 28th, 2010, Ontario Supreme Court Madame Justice Susan Himel declared the Federal Government laws on prostitution unconstitutional, effectively throwing them out. She gave governments 30 days to adjust to her ruling. The Federal Government will appeal. This situation stimulated a vigourous discussion on the CUSJ listserve, which is summarized below: First comment: If … Read more
DP#19 – Banking, Money, and Financing Health Care Funding Public Health Care With a Publicly Owned Bank — How Canada Did It, by Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D. Money and the Economic Crisis — A Short Tutorial, by Charles Eisenstein, summarized by Caspar Davis Bank Reform, Prime Minister Hacker Style — excerpts from Yes, Prime Minister, … Read more
Letter 2010 01- Prison Farms d2
Letter 2010 07 05 G20 Final Letter to Prime Minister Harper and Premier McGuinty protesting the treatment of lawful protesters at the G20, summer 2010.
Discussion Paper No. 18 by Richard Heinberg Spring 2010 Five other major trends leading us towards catastrophe in addition to climate change.
Discussion Paper No. 17 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Civilization in Crisis Revisited Return to the discussion of Escaping the Matrix and a book review of Confessions of an Economic Hitman by Jim Hackler.
Discussion Paper #16 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) The Case for Electoral http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=11 Reform by Andrew Coyne Ontario’s Failure: the Media Did It What’s Wrong with First Past the Post? Let’s get the Government we Voted for!
Discussion Paper #15 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Those members who do not subscribe to the e-list and were not present at the AGM may be unaware of the CUSJ resolution, and perhaps of some of the reasons occasioning it. This Discussion Paper therefore presents the resolution … Read more
Discussion Paper #13 (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Spring 2007 This Discussion Paper contains two articles by authors who propose different ways to return Canada from a war-promoting nation to its more historic and honourable role as a peacekeeping and peace-building nation. The articles were written specifically … Read more
Discussion Paper #12 – due to graphics this will take a while to load. (opens own window & keeps this page open for convenient commenting whilst reading) Deep Integration of Canada With the US. What does it Mean and How Should We Respond? At the CUSJ AGM in May, 2006, presidential nominee Bob Stevenson facilitated … Read more
Justnews Vol. 10 #2 WarResistors LoRes Cover Story The War Resistors Support Campaign by Valerie Lannon : The current version of Draft Dodging is War Resisting. Since there is no draft, the current resistors have usually seen the field of action for themselves, and decided not to play anymore. This is the story of Jeremy … Read more