Commission on Justice and Peace Document Archives

Letter to Churches in the USA

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Aware of the current passionate debates concerning health care reform in the U.S.A., I write to you today to share some of our experiences and reflections in similar debates that have taken place, and continue to take place, in Canada. While we have been following the American health care […]

A Health Covenant: Fact Sheets on Key Health Care Issues

The “Moral Enterprise” of Health Care Demands a Covenant The first of 47 recommendations made in the final report of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (released on November 28, 2002) urged the federal government to “…establish a new Canadian Health Covenant as a tangible statement of Canadians’ values and a […]

Letter to Prime Minister Martin: the Future of Health Care in Canada

Dear Mr. Prime Minister: Accompanying our best wishes, we wish to send our sincere congratulations, as you became Prime Minister of Canada last month. This great responsibility brings with it the possibility of achieving tremendous good for Canadians and many other persons around the world. We pray that God’s blessings are with you as you […]

Lettre au premier ministre Martin: l’avenir des soins de santé au Canada

Cher Monsieur le Premier ministre, Alors que vous assumez maintenant la charge de Premier ministre du Canada, nous désirons vous exprimer, en même temps que nos vœux de Bonne Année, nos plus sincères félicitations. Votre grande responsabilité comporte aussi la possibilité de réaliser un bien immense pour la population du Canada et pour de nombreuses […]

Letter to Prime Minister Chrétien: Health Council

Dear Prime Minister Chrétien, We are writing to congratulate you and the First Ministers for having established, through the Health Accord, common ground on which to revive and expand this country’s public health care system. During the course of the Romanow Commission’s public consultations, our Ecumenical Health Care Network presented a brief at the Ottawa […]

Letter to Prime Minister Chrétien: Strengthening Canada’s Health Care System

Dear Prime Minister Chrétien: Encouraged by your recent Speech from the Throne, “The Canada We Want” in which you outline the plans for your government in the next few years, I am writing to request an appointment for a delegation of church leaders to meet with you regarding the future of health care in Canada. […]

Letter to Minister McLellan: future of health care in Canada

Dear Minister McLellan, I am writing to you on behalf of the Ecumenical Health Care Network, an initiative of the Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission on Justice and Peace. Members of our Commission take a deep interest in the current discussions about the future of health care in Canada. Many of our members and affiliated […]