Faith leaders push to keep law protecting religious groups

Posted November 8, 2017 7:19 pm by Editor

Faith leaders push to keep law protecting religious groups

Canada’s bishops have joined 65 other faith leaders to urge the federal government to rethink legislation that would eliminate laws that make it an offence to disrupt a religious service.In an Oct. 31 letter to the Attorney General, the multi-faith group said Parliament has a duty to protect religious communities “at a time of growing intolerance.”The letter said that the faith leaders were “deeply concerned” over a section of Bill-51 that would remove provisions from the Criminal Code (section 176) which provide specific protection for religious communities. It is “Parliament’s duty to ensure the protection of faith communities,” said the letter

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