The Common Front for Social Justice is fighting to build a more human society based on the respect and dignity of all. We want a New Brunswick without poverty. We want a society which give each and everyone a decent living, in particular by having a minimum wage and social income on which citizens can to live on and not just exist. We believe that every citizen can develop his full potential and become fully engage in the social, economic and cultural development of New-Brunswick.
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Poverty reduction in New Brunswick: societal project or wishful thinking? - 3/18/2019
Poverty reduction in NB: societal project or wishfull thinking. Commentary.
I like taxes because - 3/17/2019
I like taxes beacuse... Text.
Poverty 2.0 - 3/12/2019
Poverty 2.0. Backgrounder for the consultation proccess regarding the NB Poverty Reduction Plan. Document.
No Place to be Ourselves.Solving NB Homelessness Takes Everyone! - 2/28/2019
No Place to be Ourselves. Solving Homelessness Takes Everyone!. Document.
Reaction to the Poverty Reduction Renewal Plan - 2/22/2019
The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC) released, yesterday, the details of its consultation process for the renewal of the 5-year poverty reduction plan. The Common Front is pleased that there will be a variety of venues for the public to get involved in the drafting of the new plan.
World Day for Social Justise. Let's Celebrate our Victories! - 2/20/2019
World Day of social Justice. Let's Celebrate our Victories!. News release.
M. Higgs proposals will not reduce poverty - 2/16/2019
M. Higgs proposals will not reduce poverty.Commentary.
Alternatives ideas to solve homelessness - 2/16/2019
Alternatives ideas to solve homelessness.Commentary.
20 February- Let`s Clebrate our Victories! - 2/8/2019
World Day for Social Justice. Let`s Celebrate Our Victories!. Poster.
International Human Rights Day - 12/10/2018
Organizations are celebrating the Universal declaration of Human Rights. News release.
Comment on the Throne Speech - 11/23/2018
An Economy that Includes Everyone; the absents! New release on the throne speech.
Response to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation - 11/19/2018
I read Paige MacPherson so-called Wish list for NB residents. Ms. MacPherson is one of the latest directors of the Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says its existence is to protect taxpayers.
New Brunswick deserves a Progressive Throne Speech and government - 10/22/2018
New Brunswick derserves a Progressive Throne Speech and government. Commentary. Progressive election Platform.
Financial Contribution by the NB Nurses Union - 10/19/2018
Paula Doucet, President of the NB Nurses Union, with Jean-Claude Basque, Provincial coordinator of the NB Common Front for Social Justice. Financial contribution to the 2018-2019 campaign.
October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 10/17/2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity. News release.
All Aboard! - 10/9/2018
All Aboard. Single passengers living on the Social Assistance (SA) train in New Brunswick. Document.
Pharmacare Consensus Principles - 9/24/2018
A diverse coalition representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, workers, seniors, patients and academics has come together to issue a statement of consensus principles for the establishment of Nationla Phamarcare in Canada. The Statement.
Poverty and Political Parties - 9/14/2018
Poverty and Political Parties. With a little more than a week left before election day, the NB Common Front for Social Justice considers that poverty is not a priority for certain political parties, especially the issue of citizens on social assistance. New release.
The Minimum wage is not a payroll tax - 9/12/2018
The minimum wage is not a payroll tax.The new argument that I never heard of before, is that now the minimum wage is a particular form of tax and transfer. Yes, a particular form of tax and transfer paid by employers to workers to fight poverty and to bring more New Brunswickers into the middle class, nothing less.Letter.
Living in poverty in NB: NOT EASY! - 9/12/2018
Living in poverty in NB: NOT EASY! This document is for persons concerned about social justice who want to learn about the many causes of poverty, and to find ways to improve the living conditions for poor people. These are testimonies from adults living in different parts of N.B. who have accepted to describe their living situation.
Labour Day,2018.Is Labour Day a cause for celebration for workers? Yes and no! - 8/31/2018
According to Pauline Gallant, spokesperson for the Common Front for Social Justice, “The province has been greatly affected by the world financial crisis of 2008, and has not recovered since. Between 2008 and 2017, the province’s total job numbers have continually deteriorated (excluding the self-employed persons).
The case for inheritance taxes-Commentary in the Telegraph Journal - 8/23/2018
ROD HILL COMMENTARY
Should Canada have a tax on large gifts and inheritances? This question is unlikely to go away. Increases in income inequality in recent decades, fuelled in particular by increases in very high incomes, will inevitably lead to increased wealth inequality.
Social Assistance and minimum wage campaign - 1/1/2018
Please visit the 'Our campaigns' section of the website to learn more about our campaigns and the actions we are taking to further publicize them in 2018-2019.