Bishops of Atlantic Canada write to the faithful of their dioceses on employment insurance reforms

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

champagneThe Most Reverend Claude Champagne, O.M.I., Bishop of Edmundston and President of the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly (AEA), released a letter on May 6, 2013, from the Bishops of Atlantic Canada to all the faithful in their dioceses regarding the impact of recent reforms to Employment Insurance. “Some of the changes put forward will have great impact on our people, particularly those who are seasonal workers and are very dependent on employment insurance to make life more tolerable,” the letter states. “As pastoral leaders, we cannot ignore the hardships and consequences of these changes on members of our churches and on our fellow citizens. We wish therefore, to express our solidarity with them in their struggles and in their suffering, as they face the challenges of making ends meet in difficult economic times.”

Link to the Letter (PDF)