August 2, 2021
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon
Governor General of Canada
1 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario
On behalf of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), we would like to extend our congratulations on your recent appointment to the office of Governor General. We wish you well in your new role and trust that your role in representing the Queen both in Canada and abroad will bring you many opportunities to represent the rich heritage, diversity and freedom our nation enjoys.
The EFC is the national association of evangelical Christians. Established in 1964, the EFC brings biblical principles to bear in public life. Evangelicals are a significant segment of the Christian population in Canada. It is estimated that about 10 - 12% of Canadians, or 4 million people, are Evangelical.
Evangelicals have a long history of deep and constructive participation in Canadian society, represented in the work of thousands of churches, ministry organizations and academic institutions. Noteworthy is our concern for those who are vulnerable persons. We affirm and seek to uphold the dignity of all persons.
We pray that God will give you wisdom and strength in your new role.
Bruce J. Clemenger
Author: Bruce J. Clemenger