Tar Sands Updates

Westcoast Chapter of CUSJ presents a brief to the National Energy Board making a business case against the Enbridge Pipeline Proposal. Globe and Mail Article on Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings.  A Group of First Nations people envision an energy corridor controlled by First Nations to bring oil from the tar sands to the West Coast. … Read moreTar Sands Updates

CUSJ Declares Support for Common Causes

The Council of Canadians been working with 47 organizations (Idle No More, all key labour organizations affiliated with the CLC, Canadian Federation of Nurses, Greenpeace, National Farmers Union, Voices, Alternatives, Canadian Peace Alliance, Lead Now,  many, many more… including Oxfam,) to pull together a common front to tackle the social issues of our day and … Read moreCUSJ Declares Support for Common Causes

Eradicate Ecocide

Raven Courtney is walking across Canada to bring attention to Holly Higgins movement: Eradicate Ecocide.Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will … Read moreEradicate Ecocide

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 moreCUSJ supports the occupy movement

September 26th, 2011 Pipeline Protest on Parliament Hill

On September 26, hundreds of people from across Canada risked arrest in Ottawa to send a message to Prime Minister Harper that we must turn away from the tar sands, respect treaty and Indigenous rights, and start building the green energy future all our communities deserve. CUSJ President Rev. Frances Deverell and Board Member Ahti Tolvanen participated … Read moreSeptember 26th, 2011 Pipeline Protest on Parliament Hill

CUSJ joins Sept 26 2011 action on Tar Sands

e-mail To the Ottawa Action Network Organizing the September 26th Rally against the Tar Sands September 21, 2011 Dear organizers of the Ottawa Action on the Tar Sands. At its September 16th board meeting, Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice voted to support this action against the tar stands and that it agrees with the following … Read moreCUSJ joins Sept 26 2011 action on Tar Sands

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 moreHow to Boil a Frog!

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 moreCUSJ Calls for Environmental Review – Quarry

CUSJ Signs on to Darlington Declaration

July 31st, 2011 After an extensive discussion on the board and the publication of a special discussion paper on Nuclear Power, CUSJ has decided to support the Greenpeace Darlington Declaration calling for renewable energy, not nuclear, to be the centre of Ontario’s future energy policy. CUSJ Nuclear Page

Darlington new nuclear power plant project: CUSJ weighs in

On March 31st, 2011, Margaret Rao and Frances Deverell attended the Darlington Review panel and presented our brief.  This brief came out of extensive discussions on the listserve, among individuals, and at the board level.  We did not have 100% consensus on the position to take, but the majority of the board wanted to take a … Read moreDarlington new nuclear power plant project: CUSJ weighs in

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 moreInvitation to Toronto-AGM

JUSTnews – Autumn 2007 – Vol 11, No. 1

Justnews Vol. 11 No. 1 Cover Story Government by Greed by Silver Donald Cameron :  An analysis of the Security and Prosperity Partnership, what policies it really represents.  Is this what Canadians want? Other Articles Euro English Ontario Votes on MMP, City of Yellowknife Votes Against TILMA, CCPA Monitor Guaranteed Livable Income by Cindy L’Hirondelle … Read moreJUSTnews – Autumn 2007 – Vol 11, No. 1

JUSTnews -Winter 2008-09 -Vol 12, No. 2

Justnews Vol. 12 No. 2 Cover Story How Harper has Embedded Conservative Economic Policy for the Future by Frances Russel:  A look at Canada’s revenue and tax strategies and their long-term impact. Other Articles Getting Kids to School Letters to the Editor Liberals and Conservatives Live on Different Planets Intelligent People and God by Graeme … Read moreJUSTnews -Winter 2008-09 -Vol 12, No. 2

JUSTnews – Summer 2009 – Vol 13, No. 1

Justnews Vol. 13 No 1 Cover Story The Earth is Hiring by Paul Dawkin:  Commencement Address to the class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3rd, 2009.  A vision of how we will change and who is leading us. Other Articles The Revitalization of CUSJ by Philip Symons Canada Should Endorse and Implement the UN … Read moreJUSTnews – Summer 2009 – Vol 13, No. 1

JustNews -Winter 2009-10- Vol 13, No. 2

JUSTnews -Winter 2009-10- Vol 13, No. 2 Climate Change (will open in its own window) Cover Story Time to Change “Climate Change” by George Monbiat :  Makes the case it is not just climate change, but cliamte breakdown. Other Articles Letters to the Editor regarding a previous article — Civilization in Crisis Grampa and the … Read moreJustNews -Winter 2009-10- Vol 13, No. 2

JustNews – Spring 2010 – Vol 14, No. 1

Justnews V14 #1 Inequality and public health (will open in its own window) Cover Story Want The Good Life?  Your Neighbours Need It Too.  Interview of Richard Wilkinson by Brooke Jarvis.  Discusses the impact of inequality on public health around the world. Other Articles The History of Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice — Part One … Read moreJustNews – Spring 2010 – Vol 14, No. 1