A Christian look at Canadian politics.

03.23.2016 – Mar. 23rd, 2016 – Budget 2016 Released Yesterday & Office of Religious Freedom Voted Down in House of Commons

OfficeOfReligousFreedomCanada’s Office of Religious Freedom (ORF) within Global Affairs Canada is set to close after a vote in the House of Commons Monday despite global recognition and success after being in commission just two years.

The Office of Religious Freedom opened on February 19, 2013 with the mandate to protect and advocate on behalf of religious minorities under threat, oppose religious hatred and intolerance, and promote Canadian values of pluralism and tolerance abroad.

Conservative MP Garnett Genuis put forth a motion on March 8th asking the Liberal government to acknowledge the good that the office has done and to consider renewing its mandate. The motion was voted down 226 to 90…[Click here to read the full article].