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Anderson appeals for immediate release of Hamed bin Haydara from Yemeni prison

January 17, 2018

Anderson implores the Canadian Government to stop public execution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, calls for the immediate release of Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, a Yemeni Bahá’í imprisoned for over 4 years, and recently sentenced to […]


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Canada Summer Jobs applications now open

December 21, 2017

The application period is December 19, 2017 to February 2, 2018. We encourage interested applicants to apply AND we ask all applicants to notify us at david.anderson1@sasktel.net that they have applied. Previously, decisions have been made through a rating scale for applications. As many applicants as possible received approval based on the funding available. This […]


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Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative now Accepting Applications

November 9, 2017

Western Economic Diversification (WED) has announced that they are accepting applications under the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative until November 29, 2017. Created by the Conservative Government in 2013, WINN is a program that offers repayable contributions to western Canadian businesses with less than 500 employees, to commercialize and bring to market innovative technology-based products, processes or […]


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Concerned Canadians successfully force Liberals to back down on Bill C-51

November 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today congratulated concerned Canadians for their efforts in pressuring the Liberal government to maintain Section 176 of the Criminal Code. “It appears that the Liberals have backed away from a troubling […]


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Members of Parliament Express Concern for Loss of Canadian Freedoms

November 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 Ottawa, ON — Parliamentarians, past and present, gathered for a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday to demonstrate their concern for loss of basic freedoms in Canada, the subject of a Parliamentary Forum, “Canadian Freedoms: Growing Threats?”, held on October 30th on Parliament Hill. Those present at the press conference […]


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Anderson Invites Parliamentarians and Faith Communities to Mark International Religious Freedom Day

October 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, is inviting parliamentarians and all Canadians to recognize International Religious Freedom Day on October 27th. “Three quarters of the world’s population live without the absolute freedom to believe,” said Anderson. “In Canada […]


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Minister of Justice Gutting Protection for Faith Communities with Bill C-51

October 24, 2017

Anderson calls on faith leaders to defend their rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 October 2017 Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today expressed concern in Question Period with comments made by the Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould regarding bill C-51 and […]


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Recruitment now open for 2018-2019 House of Commons Page Program

October 18, 2017

Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study. In […]


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Anderson, IPPFoRB steering group condemn atrocities in Myanmar

October 5, 2017

On September 28, 2017, the New York Times published an op-ed by the steering group of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB): To the Editor: As members of parliaments and members of the Steering Group of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief, we condemn […]


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MPs David Anderson and David Sweet press for renewed commitment to Ottawa Treaty on banning landmines

October 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – On the 20th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty on banning landmines, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom; and David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Flamborough—Glanbrook and Vice-Chair of the Sub-Committee on International Human Rights, today called […]


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