Vandalism against Jews in Montreal unacceptable

“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

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

Standing on Guard for Justice

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

Prostitution and Society

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

CUSJ Listserv Discussion on Prostitution – 2010

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 — Money, Banking and Financing Health Care

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

Canada Out of Afghanistan

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

How Best to Return Canada to a Peace Promoting Nation

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

JUSTnews- Winter 2006-07- Vol 10, No. 2

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

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 more

JUSTnews – Spring 2008 – Vol 12, No. 1

Justnews Vol. 12 #1 Apr. 08 Cover Story Economic Growth:  Our Common Foe by Neil K. Dawe:  Our economic system depends on the unending depletion of natural capital — the earth which is our home.  What do we do about it? Other Articles Harold Koehler – In Memorium Meet the CUSJ Board Unitarians in Action … Read more

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 more