Vietnam’s Religion Law ‘created to repress, control’

April 28, 2016

By Vishal Arora | WorldWatch Monitor Vietnam’s new “Law on Belief and Religion,” scheduled to come into effect this year, will add another layer of governmental repression and control to an already pressurised Church, says Vo Tran Nhat, Executive Secretary of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights. “They’re going to adopt a new law, a […]


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Bulgarian town bans women from wearing full-face veils

April 27, 2016

Al Jazeera The central Bulgarian town of Pazardzhik has banned the wearing of full-face veils in public in a move the local government said would prevent tension among communities and boost security. The ban introduced on Wednesday, the first of its kind in the Balkan country, was backed from politicians across the political spectrum in […]


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MP David Anderson to host 5th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

April 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, will be hosting the 5th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on the evening of May 2, 2016. Unlike previous forums, this year’s session will deal exclusively with the importance […]


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Liberal government failing refugees and private sponsors

April 25, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The Liberal government is getting a reputation for failing to fulfill their commitments. They are good at self promotion, but terrible at performance. There is probably no clearer example of this than their refugee program. First, they set unrealistic deadlines and then failed to meet them. There was […]


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Liberals should rethink their approach to “tax cheats”

April 18, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Last fall during the election campaign, Justin Trudeau made another one of his infamous statements when he said that most small businesses in this country are just a way for their owners to avoid taxes. For those who are creating jobs and who own their own companies, it […]


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Assisted suicide bill marks a sad day for vulnerable Canadians

April 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, is criticizing the Liberal Government’s legislation that provides for medically-assisted suicide. “I remain disappointed that the unelected and unaccountable Supreme Court has made the decision that they see this as a Charter issue,” said Anderson. “I believe that today’s ...


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Volunteerism a way of life in Saskatchewan

April 11, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Volunteerism is a way of life here. That is why Saskatchewan consistently leads the way. Almost 60% of our province’s people donate their time and energy to their community. Last week, Lieutenant Governor Schofield announced the names of those chosen to receive the 2015 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal awards. […]


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Minister Dion fails to defend religious freedom in Burma

April 8, 2016

“Minister’s silence is not encouraging” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, has expressed his disappointment with the recent visit of the Hon. Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Burma (Myanmar). “While the Minister’s ...


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Trudeau’s EI scheme a recipe for resentment

April 4, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Is it a coincidence that in only six months this federal Liberal government has caused enough uncertainty that investment is being driven out of Western Canada? Or that this government is now deliberately and directly interfering in the approval process for Western Canadian energy projects? Or that the […]


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Work and leadership of the Office of Religious Freedom lost

March 28, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Today is Easter Monday, the end of Lent and the end of the celebration of the most significant event in Christianity – the death and the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. It is ironic that in this day and age of supposed tolerance that more and more people […]


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Anderson: Liberal Budget a Nightmare for Cypress Hills–Grasslands

March 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, today expressed his disappointment in the federal Liberal Budget. “We left this government with a surplus. In six months, they have somehow turned that into a 30 billion dollar deficit. That’s a broken promise. They project at least five straight deficits […]


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Canadians to be subjected to first Liberal budget

March 21, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY This week is the week Canadians will be subjected to the first Liberal budget. It is clear that money is going to be shoveled into a myriad of projects and that Canadians are expected to ignore the massive deficit that will be created. As more and more promises […]


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Official Opposition Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills – Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for Human Rights and Religious Freedom; and the Official Opposition critic for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Tony Clement, Member of Parliament for Parry Sound – Muskoka, today released the following statement commemorating the International Day for […]


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Conservatives call on Government to echo U.S. declaration of genocide by ISIS

March 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic, Tony Clement, and International Human Rights and Religious Freedom critic, David Anderson, welcome and echo remarks made today by United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, who declared that ISIS is committing genocide against minorities. Secretary Kerry`s declaration came on the heels of a US […]


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Liberals refuse to defend private property rights

March 14, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY This federal government shows little coherent direction. If you remove the photo ops and fawning media, we’re left with nothing more than a string of broken promises, fiscal foolishness and policy chaos. Here’s an example: BC and Aboriginal entity SSN has filed a land claim in the courts. The […]


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Climate change frenzy has begun

March 7, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The climate change frenzy has begun. Some old and new beggars are lined up at the trough for another kick at the taxpayer. Since the federal election, we have heard over and over again that that Liberals are going to move on a climate change plan. It has […]


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Liberal spending completely out of control

February 29, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The new Liberal government is completely out of control. It sounded crazy when they said during the campaign that they would run $10-billion deficits. But, since then, they’ve gone way beyond that. They’re writing cheques they can’t cash; making promises they can’t keep. That means: you pay. In […]


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Assisted suicide issue about to heat up

February 22, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The issue of assisted suicide is about to heat up. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled last year that we all have the constitutional right to kill ourselves and that the government has an obligation to put rules in place to allow it. The Liberal government will be […]


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Justin Trudeau’s first 100 days

February 15, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY The new federal government of Justin Trudeau continues to get more and more out-of-sync with the average Canadian. His first 100 days have been a litany of self-promotion, selfies, and broken promises. The 39 percent of Canadians who actually voted for him must be getting as anxious as […]


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Trudeau’s carbon tax to begin in earnest

February 8, 2016

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Last week, Justin Trudeau came to Western Canada promising immediate infrastructure money which, as it turns out, will not be immediate; and changes to EI, which will not happen. His trip, as with so many others of his excursions was about talk – not about substance. Western Canada […]


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