A Special Edition of ELCICommunique


The 2008 Federal Election

ELCICommunique is an electronic toolbox of timely information and resources recommended by the ELCIC.


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Addressing Critical Issues of

Housing and Poverty

Where do the candidates stand on critical issues such as housing and poverty?

The October 14 federal election provides us with an opportunity to raise questions with our candidates and also promote our Christian values of compassionate justice.

In a letter sent earlier this year to the Minister of Human Resources and Development Canada, the National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) urged the government, "to address homelessness in Canada as part of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy."

Efforts to carry forward on this initiative continue and a task force has been formed with members of the ELCIC and ACC.

The following are a number of resources to help you be informed and ask questions of candidates around the critical issues of housing and poverty.


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