Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tory MP surprised by unanimous support

Motion 382 on religious freedom passes House of Commons

Bev Shipley, the Conservative MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, explains the nuances of government to a young girl. His motion was passed April 24.
Government of Canada.

Conservative MP Beverly Shipley’s Motion 382, affirming religious freedom as a part of Canada’s foreign policy, unanimously passed the House of Commons April 24. Deborah Gyapong reports:
“I was actually surprised that every party, even the Bloc [Quebecois], supported it,” Shipley said. “That was a pleasant surprise.”
The backbench Tory MP represents the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex riding in Ontario.
The motion affirmed as part of Canada’s foreign policy that “everyone has the right to freedom of religion and conscience, including the freedom to change religion or belief, and the freedom to manifest religion or belief in teaching, worship, practice, and observance,” and it condemns all acts of violence against religious groups.
 Read the full article here.

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