(CCCB) The Catholic Bishops of Canada met this past September 15 at the Plenary Assembly, in Plenary Assembly at the Hotel Mont-Sainte-Anne in Beaupré, east of Quebec City, in the Archdiocese of Québec.

On the last day of its annual meeting, the Plenary Assembly welcomed the Most Reverend Guire Poulard, Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Archbishop Poulard is currently visiting Canada as part of the 2014 fall education and action campaign of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. In his remarks to the Plenary, he spoke about Development and Peace projects in Haiti following the massive earthquake there in 2010, and his concerns about food shortages and hunger. The theme of this fall's Development and Peace campaign is So much love: Small family farmers feed the world.

The concluding session of the Plenary ended with a brief report by Archbishop Pettipas who is chairing a small ad hoc group of Bishops on possible follow-up by dioceses in Canada to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

For the fourth time in the history of the CCCB, the Canadian Catholic television network Salt + Light broadcast a number of the events of the Plenary Assembly, both on the Internet and by television. This video footage remains available on the websites of the CCCB, at, and also on the Salt + Light TV website.

The texts published by the 2014 Plenary Assembly, including the President's letter to the Holy Father as well as the daily news releases, are available on the Conference's website.