Public Access to Safe Water at Risk: Churches Issue a Pastoral Letter and Demand Action

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) supports the Ecumenical Water Campaign launched on October 6, 2005 by Kairos and Development and Peace. Most Reverend Roger Ébacher, Archbishop of Gatineau-Hull, represented the Conference during the launching that took place in Ottawa. He was among a group of individuals that served as representatives of different Canadian churches.

The signatories, including CCCB President, Most Reverend André Gaumond, Archbishop of Sherbrooke, made public a declaration confirming that the water privatization is putting public access to safe water at risk in Canada and around the world. They called on the federal government to help prevent a worldwide water crisis by taking national and international action to ensure that water remains under public control with genuine community participation.

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