The Obama administration has at last announced that they are ending their efforts to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Congress before President Obama leaves office. Grass-roots groups like OpenMedia announced today that they feel that, due to the economic clout of the US, this leaves almost no chance of the TPP coming into force in any … Read moreVictory! R.I.P., TPP
2016 10 12 Today the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada (UUMOC) issued an open letter to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland asking her to stay her support for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). See the full letter on the TTP here. CUSJ Congratulates the UUMOC for taking a public stand on this important issue. CUSJ is very … Read moreUUMOC Speaks Out on TPP
CUSJ President Margaret Rao wrote today to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, to express grave concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called “free trade” agreement currently under negotiation between Canada, the US, Australia and several other countries. In her letter, Rao explains that CUSJ opposes the TPP, as ”a detriment to the economy, … Read moreIf the TPP goes through, corporations will control Canada’s climate policy
Note: This is an updated version of an article by CUSJ board member Leslie Kemp. On February 3, 2016, Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signed the massive twelve-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim treaty. Led by the US, the partnership includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. … Read moreThe TPP: Integrity Litmus Test for the Liberals
CUSJ has renewed its involvement with Climatefast for 2013. Take the pledge and fast between September 21st and October 2nd 2013 on Parliament Hill or wherever they are. We fast to focus our energy and the energy of others toward a healthier planet and a healthier relationship with our only home. Take 12 days to practice … Read moreClimateFast 2013
DP #23 – Multiculturalism, Religion, and Canadian Culture (The Paper opens in its own window, for easy comments on this page) In this Discussion Paper our search for truth and meaning takes us from the practical to the esoteric. Articles: “Immigrants, Multiculturalism, and the God Problem” by Jerry Storie “In the Beginning” – Excerpted from … Read moreDiscussion Paper No. 23: Immigrants, Multiculturalism, and the God Problem – Summer 2012
CUSJ has added a new page on Food Security. There are many important issues facing our society on our food system, food prices, the quality of food, the way it is produced, and the way food is distributed. Our food security page outlines the basic issues and then links you to groups that are trying … Read moreFood security and the Wheatboard
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
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!
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
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 #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 moreDiscussion Paper #12
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 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 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