4th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

Announcement - large - 4thThe 4th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom, hosted by MP Colin Mayes, focused on religious freedom within Canada.  The evening consisted by presentations from four speakers, followed by an open discussion time.

PROGRAM

SPEAKERS

  • Dr. James C. Wallace | Bio
  • Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham | Bio 
  • Don Hutchinson | Bio
  • Natasha Bakht | Bio

PRESENTATIONS

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NEWS RELEASE: Parliamentary Forum Discusses Religious Freedom in Canada

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014 Parliamentary Forum Discusses Religious Freedom in Canada Ottawa, ON – The 4th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom was held in Ottawa on May 26, 2014.  Organized by Colin Mayes, MP for Okanagan-Shuswap and David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, this year’s forum focused on “Religious Freedom in Canada”.  “Canada is a […]


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Recognizing and Responding to the Seeds of Religious Intolerance: Natasha Bakht

May 26, 2014

Recognizing and Responding to the Seeds of Religious Intolerance Natasha Bakht May 26, 2014 I am going to be talking today about recognizing and responding to the seeds of religious intolerance in Canada, but I’d like to do this by using a case study. The general approach that I take in my work is that […]


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The Canadian Legal System: Friend or Foe of Religious Freedom? Don Hutchinson

May 26, 2014

The Canadian Legal System: Friend or Foe of Religious Freedom Don Hutchinson, B.A., J.D.May 26, 2014 Introduction The Canadian legal system is composed of several levels of courts, a multiplicity of tribunals, and tens of thousands of lawyers, investigators and police officers. In theory, all these submit themselves to various legislative assemblies – from town […]


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A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada: Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham

May 26, 2014

A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada Janet Epp BuckinghamMay 26, 2014 Religious freedom has been highly contentious in Canada of late. I will let you in on a secret; it always has been. One of my motivations in writing “Fighting over God” was that many people in Canada have no idea […]


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Canada’s four models of religion-state relations: Dr. James C. Wallace

May 26, 2014

Misunderstood and Mischaracterized: Canada’s four models of religion-state relations Dr. James C. (Jim) WallaceMay 26, 2014 Introduction On the drive north from Seattle to Vancouver on Highway 5, travelers encounter at the border crossing an imposing, beautiful monument – The Peace Arch. It was dedicated in 1921 to commemorate the end of the War of […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Natasha Bakht

May 26, 2014

Natasha Bakht B.A., M.A., LL.B, LL.M Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Natasha Bakht is an associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003. She clerked with Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada and holds an LL.M. from New York University School of […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Don Hutchinson

May 26, 2014

Don Hutchinson B.A., J.D. Past Vice President and General Legal Counsel, EFC Don Hutchinson is a husband, father and grandfather who graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law a long time ago. Don has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990. Not […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Janet Epp Buckingham

May 26, 2014

Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham B.A., LL.B., LL.D.Associate Professor, Trinity Western University Janet Epp Buckingham is an associate professor at Trinity Western University and the Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, an Ottawa-based, live-in, extension program focusing on public policy. Her research area is religious freedom in Canada and internationally. Buckingham previously served as Director of […]


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SPEAKER BIO: Dr. James C. Wallace

May 26, 2014

Dr. James C. (Jim) Wallace B.Mus., M.Div., D.Min., M.A., Ph.D. candidate (ABD) Lecturer in the Dept. of International Relations at Boston University Jim is an international relations expert, scholar, religious leader, author and businessman. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Boston University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses […]


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4th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom

May 20, 2014

Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan – Shuswap will be hosting the 4th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom on May 26, 2014.  While the three previous Forums  examined various challenges facing religious freedom around the world, this year’s ill be looking at religious freedom here in Canada.  Canada is a strong supporter of religious freedom as a fundamental […]


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