Please find our letter here in English and French.

CCJC has also prepared a bulletin inserts for our prison facts graphic and our letter. Both can be found here: infographic bulletin insert pdf & jpg, CCJC’s letter bulletin insert, Infographic poster pdf & jpg.

Recently The Church Council on Justice and Corrections has worked in collaboration with Bishop Gary Gordon of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in the creation of a letter sent to the Prime Minister expressing our concern with the government’s plans to increase the capacity of Canada’s prison system and the introduction of new legislation that will result in higher rates of incarceration.

The concerns expressed in the attached letter were communicated to the PM by Bishop Gary Gordon of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in October. Furthermore, Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada also wrote to the minister of public safety on the same matter.

During restorative justice week in Winnipeg at events sponsored by the Manitoba Interfaith Council’s committee on corrections about fifty church and faith leaders and citizens supportive endorsed and signed the letter which was then sent to the Office of the Prime Minister.

*In addition to sending our letter to the Prime Minister, CCJC has written to the Liberal Party of Canada, the Green Party of Canada, the Bloc Québécois and the New Democratic Party.

In the image below you will find highlights from our research.

We encourage all of you as individuals, as members of faith communities and as Canadians, to consider how these changes will affect your lives and the character of our society.  CCJC urges all of our networks to take the time to also express your opinion on these issues.

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