CUSJ Opposes C-4 Refugee Bill

CUSJ Opposes C-4 Refugee Bill July 31, 2011 CUSJ signed on, today, to the Canadian Council of Refugees campaign against Bill C-4.  (Formerly Bill C-49 and re-introduced into the house as Bill C-4 this spring.)  This Bill would exempt the Canadian Government from honouring the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Canadian Constitution.  It … Read moreCUSJ Opposes C-4 Refugee Bill

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

Push the Senate to pass C-393

CUSJ calls on all its members to bombard the Senate with requests to expedite the passage of Bill C-393 before any election may be called.  Let democracy be respected.  Let Senators rise above party politics and do the right thing.  We have the opportunity to remove the roadblocks and have inexpensive generic drugs sent to … Read morePush the Senate to pass C-393

Protect integrity of parliament: Fire Bev Oda

Protect the Integrity of Parliament:  Fire Bev Oda CUSJ is concerned about the loss of integrity in parliament as ministers feel free to mislead parliament with false information and change documents after senior civil servants have signed them without acknowledging where the changes are coming from.  For the full letter calling Harper to accountability see: … Read moreProtect integrity of parliament: Fire Bev Oda

Support cheap AIDS drugs for Africa

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 moreSupport cheap AIDS drugs for Africa

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

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 moreVandalism against Jews in Montreal unacceptable

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 moreJUSTnews V14-2 Housing Policy

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 moreStanding on Guard for Justice

Harper Insults a Good Canadian

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 moreHarper Insults a Good Canadian

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 moreProstitution and Society

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 moreCUSJ Listserv Discussion on Prostitution – 2010

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 moreDP#19 — Money, Banking and Financing Health Care