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Pastoral letter on migrants and refugees.

Ottawa, ON -- The Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released a pastoral letter on immigration and refugees on January 15, World Day for Migrants and Refugees. We are aliens and transients before the Lord our God outlined current problems facing refugees in Canada and throughout the world, and called for solidarity with them.

Among its recommendations are:

* abrogating the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States;

* reinforcing laws on human trafficking;

* better reception for newcomers;

* greater access to public services and decent living conditions.

The document was released in the midst of the federal campaign. As a result there was little or no press coverage. See www.cccb.ca/mediareleases.htm? CD=527LID=1800.
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Title Annotation:Canada; Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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