- Religious Freedom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands is preparing to return to Ottawa for the opening of the fall session of the 42nd Parliament.
“Our caucus meetings in Winnipeg this week will bring us together to lay out our plans and priorities for holding this Liberal Government to account. We have, and will continue to have, a strong response to the Trudeau/Morneau tax changes that will affect Canadians. The government has confused Canadians by saying it is ‘consulting’ when both Justin Trudeau and Bill Morneau, his Finance Minister, have said the changes will go through no matter what,” Anderson said.
Anderson is also announcing that he has been re-appointed to the role of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom.
“I am thrilled to be able to continue in this post and would like to thank our leader, the Hon. Andrew Scheer for the opportunity. I’m honoured to serve and I look forward to being able to continue the work we have started,” Anderson said.
Anderson was first appointed to the position by interim leader, the Hon. Rona Ambrose in 2015. Since that time, he has hosted numerous forums on religious freedom, participated in meetings with MPs from around the world, called out international leaders on the religious persecution of their citizens, and held the Trudeau Government to account.
Last February, Anderson tabled a counter-motion to the Liberal government’s M-103 (Islamophobia). The Liberal version of the motion will be dealt with in detail when it comes to the Canadian Heritage committee this fall. Anderson is also highlighting the failure of the Trudeau government to protect Canadians as they remove protection for faith groups in Bill C-51.
“Every day, issues of religious freedom and human rights at home and around the world are front and centre in the news. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and at Committee to affect change,” Anderson concluded.