For a synopsis of the action campaigns undertaken in the 2016-2017 year, some of them ongoing, please see the President’s Report.

For recent posts on a particular issue, please click a link from the CUSJ actions list on the right.

Palestine and Israel

Incidents related to the occupation in Gaza continue to make news headlines each week–here a child has been killed, there a rocket has been launched, next there is zealous retaliation… Will it ever end? See our Israel-Palestine Action Campaign to get involved to work for peace.
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First Nations Reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report came out in June 2015, with 94 Calls to Action.  The Canadian Unitarian Council and Unitarian Congregations across the country are making reconciliation and real change for our Indigenous brothers and sisters a priority.  See our Reconciliation Action Page.
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Proportional Representation

Please sign Fair Vote Canada’s declaration of Voters’ Rights. That’s how we build this movement!

Want to know more about PR? Check out these Fair Vote Canada webinars.

Fair Vote Canada’s AGM in Montréal, on June 3, 2017, on Loyola campus, featured a wide variety of speakers, including Darren Hughes, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Electoral Reform Society; Andrew Coyne, political pundit on CBC’s At Issue Panel and columnist at the National Post; and a panel of Québec politicos including Sol Zanetti (Option Nationale), Manon Massé (Québec Solidaire); Alex Tyrell (Parti vert du Québec); and Jean-Sébastien Dufresne (Mouvement démocratie nouvelle). There were on-site interpreters, a lunch, lots of handshaking, and a few moments of merriment. About 50 people attended.

The parliamentary vote on the recommendations of the Liberal government’s committee for electoral reform (ERRE) took place on May 31 2017. The ERRE had recommended proportional representation for Canada, without prescribing a specific model. Their recommendations were rejected.

Only two Liberal MPs broke ranks and voted YES to PR on May 31 2017.