Canadian Politicians warned to heed ‘moral values’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In an open letter to Canada's first ministers, a coalition of Canadian churches and religious groups is warning that economic stimulus without attention to "moral values" is doomed to failure.

"We know this crisis is at the top of your agendas," reads the letter, to be released today.

"Yet we are deeply troubled by the lack of attention to the moral values needed to guide us out of crisis, toward a more sustainable future."

The letter, coming the day before the federal budget is unveiled, calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the provincial premiers and territorial leaders to aim higher than they have in the past, and to see the current economic crisis as an opportunity to address past inequities.

"Now is the time to change our course, dramatically."

Read it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchReligion & Culture* Economics, PoliticsEconomy* International News & CommentaryCanada

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