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Poverty in Canada: it's time for a national plan!

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It's time for Canada to redouble its efforts in the fight against poverty. That was the message of a letter sent recently to Prime Minister Stephen Harper by the national leaders of Canadian churches that are members of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC).

"Concern for the poor and a commitment to address poverty are deeply held aspects of our Christian faith, as we know they are for many faiths," the letter states. "We believe we are called, as churches and as Canadians, to address the social and economic structures which impoverish thousands of children, parents, and single people in Canada, and keep them in the conditions of poverty."

Archbishop V. James Weisgerber, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), was among the Church leaders to sign the joint letter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 20 2009  
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According to Statistics Canada the number of Catholics is close to 13 Million or 44 per cent of the country’s total population.