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Recent Social Justice Initiatives - February 2020

Recently, the Sisters’ Ministry for Social Justice, Peace & Creation Care, Collaborative Network to End Exploitation and Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada, embarked on a variety of social justice initiatives regarding the climate emergency, human trafficking and Indigenous rights.  

Protect Migrant Workers

On February 22, 2020, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Collaborative Network to End Exploitation (CNEE) sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford calling on the Government of Ontario to stop unscrupulous recruiters by following the example of the governments of Manitoba and British Colombia and adopting comprehensive legislation to protect migrant workers from predatory recruiters and employers. 

Teck Resources' Mining Project

On February 6, 2020, the Office of Systemic Justice, Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada, wrote to the Minister of Environment & Climate Change voicing opposition of Teck Resources’ proposed mining project. Please click here to read the letter. Update: On February 24, Teck Resources pulled its request to open the mine.

Wet’suwet’en Nation

On February 11, 2020, the Office of Systemic Justice wrote to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs urging the government of Canada to work vigorously toward a peaceful resolution to the conflict currently underway in the territory of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Please click here to read it.

 

 

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