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religious SOCIAL ACTION COALITION NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Working to end poverty both at home and abroad!

© 2019 - Religious Social Action Coalition Newfoundland & Labrador

RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION

OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

POST OFFICE BOX 21094, ST. JOHN'S NL  A1A 5B2

 

         Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and others committed to ending the injustice of poverty

www.rsacnl.com

 

September, 2019

 

To:  Leaders of Federal Parties Seeking Election 2019:

 

Greetings to you from the Religious Social Action Coalition (RSAC) of Newfoundland and Labrador.  RSAC is a voluntary, non-profit, non-partisan organization comprising of members from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh religious communities and others.  All of our religions are founded on notions of social justice and a time--honoured concern that society should protect those most in need.  Our priority is elimination of poverty and income disparity in our province and in Canada.

 

One of the most effective tools to eliminate poverty is a Living Wage for workers, which allows families and individuals to acquire adequate food, shelter, clothing, education, child care, a normal participation in social activities and to live with dignity in their communities.  The current minimum wages prevailing in different parts of our country are significantly lower than the respective Living Wages.  That is why the RSAC continues to push for increased minimum wage rates until they catch up with the respective Living Wages.  We have the same commitment for those on Income Support, including Seniors. 

 

Another effective tool is Fairness Impact Study (or Fairness Prism/Lens).  This mechanism would assess the impact of all policies, programs, legislation and budgetary decisions on the levels of poverty and income disparity in our country.  Such studies (similar to environmental and gender impact studies) would ensure “fairness for all” and help in effective delivery of various initiatives, programs and policies and modification, as necessary.  The appointment of a federal Commissioner for Fairness would be a step in the right direction.  Your public statement of committed support as you campaign for election would be most valuable. 

 

We would appreciate your response.  We also would encourage you to visit our website www.rsacnl.com.  Then, click on “Pledge Now”.  There we call upon all candidates seeking election for the Government of Canada to pledge to eliminate poverty and create fairness and economic and social opportunities for all residents of Canada. 

 

The RSAC offers prayerful support to all candidates seeking election in the Government of Canada.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Marion Pardy (Very Rev. Dr.)  Coordinator, Religious Social Action Coalition of Newofundland and Labrador

RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION

OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

POST OFFICE BOX 21094, ST. JOHN'S NL  A1A 5B2

 

         Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and others committed to ending the injustice of poverty

www.rsacnl.com

 

September, 2019

 

To All Federal Candidates Seeking Election, 2019:

 

Greetings to you from the Religious Social Action Coalition (RSAC) of Newfoundland and Labrador.  RSAC is a voluntary, non-profit, non-partisan organization comprising of members from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh religious communities and others.  All of our religions are founded on notions of social justice and a time--honoured concern that society should protect those most in need.  Our priority is elimination of poverty and income disparity in our province and in Canada.

 

One of the most effective tools to eliminate poverty is a Living Wage for workers, which allows families and individuals to acquire adequate food, shelter, clothing, education, child care, a normal participation in social activities and to live with dignity in their communities.  The current minimum wages prevailing in different parts of our country are significantly lower than the respective Living Wages.  That is why the RSAC continues to push for increased minimum wage rates until they catch up with the respective Living Wages.  We have the same commitment for those on Income Support, including Seniors. 

 

Another effective tool is Fairness Impact Study (or Fairness Prism/Lens).  This mechanism would assess the impact of all policies, programs, legislation and budgetary decisions on the levels of poverty and income disparity in our country.  Such studies (similar to environmental and gender impact studies) would ensure “fairness for all” and help in effective delivery of various initiatives, programs and policies and modification, as necessary.  The appointment of a federal Commissioner for Fairness would be a step in the right direction.  Your public statement of committed support as you campaign for election would be most valuable. 

 

We would appreciate your response to our proposals concerning Living Wage and Fairness Impact Study..  We also would encourage you to visit our website www.rsacnl.com.  Then, click on “Pledge Now”.  There we call upon all candidates seeking election for the Government of Canada to pledge to eliminate poverty and create fairness and economic and social opportunities for all residents of Canada. 

 

The RSAC offers prayerful support to all candidates seeking election in the Government of Canada.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Marion Pardy (Very Rev. Dr.)  Coordinator, Religious Social Action Coalition of Newofundland and Labrador