2nd Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

Announcement - large - 2ndHosted by David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, the second Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom was held on April 2, 2012.  The goal of this forum was to examine how different styles of governance affect religious freedom.  Speakers and panelists included:

  • David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands
  • Michael Van Pelt, President of Cardus
  • Rev. Majed El Shafie
  • Robert Joustra, Cardus Editor and Researcher
  • Brian Lilley, Host of Byline on Sun News Network
  • Peter Bhatti, Chairman of International Christian Voice
  • Mario Silva, for MP and 2013 Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education
  • MP Scott Reid
  • MP Bob Dechert
  • Imam Mohamad Jebara, Founder of Cordova Academy

More information can be found below.


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