Justice Committee to keep protections for clergy and religious service

Posted November 10, 2017 7:37 pm by Editor

Justice Committee to keep protections for clergy and religious service

OTTAWA – After an “avalanche” of letters and testimony from faith leaders, the Justice Committee has amended Bill C-51 to keep protections for religious leaders and worship services.The committee amended the omnibus bill Nov. 8, the day after the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released an open letter to the Justice Minister dated Oct. 31 from more than 60 religious leaders and groups urging the government to keep the Section 176 that protects religious leaders from being assaulted or obstructed in their work, and protects religious services from being disrupted.“I was persuaded by the testimony of people who came

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