07.12.2017 – July 12th, 2017 – Bill C-51 and How it Could Affect Church Services and Religious Gatherings

Last month, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled bill C-51, a bill which would have an impact on the religious freedom of Christians and other groups in Canada.

One positive focus of the bill is to update Canada’s sexual assault laws and offer greater protection for alleged sexual assault victims. But the bill also seeks to remove a number of sections of the Criminal Code that are viewed as obsolete or redundant, often referred to as “zombie laws.”

The area of concern is Clause 25 of Bill C-51 which proposes to remove a section of the Criminal Code that offers protection from any individual who:…[Click here to read the full article].