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Increase in the International Aid Budget
March 8, 2018

Development and Peace-Caritas Canada welcomes the budgetary increase in Canada’s international development assistance that was announced in the recent 2018 federal budget, but calls on the Government of Canada to...

January 25, 2018

Since Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced to the world that “Canada is back!” after his election in 2015, the world has been watching...

ombudsperson for Canadian corporations operating overseas
January 22, 2018

On Wednesday, January 17, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada welcomed the announcement by the Canadian government to create...

Are landgrabs in Brazil feeding Canadian pension funds?
November 17, 2017

The MATOPIBA is a region deep inside Brazil on the edge of the Amazon that is lush in biodiversity and where many peasants make their living cultivating small plots of land to feed their families and communities.

November 7, 2017

Two years ago, Brazil experienced the worst environmental disaster in its history when a dam holding back iron tailings from the Samarco mine burst. The released mud ripped through several villages in the district of Mariana...

President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector
August 11, 2017

The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental...

May 30, 2017

In Canada, we can bite into an apple that travelled around the world, while apple orchards and good storehouses abound within kilometres of our homes. This is the sad irony of our current industrial, global food system...

mining justice
May 30, 2017

Nearly a decade has passed since industry and civil society leaders recommended that the Canadian government create an ombudsperson to handle the grievances of people affected by Canadian oil, gas and...

World Day 2017
April 28, 2017

This Saturday, April 22, 2017, we celebrated International Mother Earth Day, also known as Earth Day. Dedicated to education, consciousness...

Let’s Demystify Agroecology
April 17, 2017

On this International Day of Peasant Struggles, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is proud to launch its new thematic analysis “Let’s Demystify Agroecology”