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Religious Freedom in Canada - Person celebrating religious freedom in Canada Religious freedom is critical to our quest to know and worship God. Living out our religious beliefs includes gathering together to worship God, teach, do good works, and share our faith. Religious freedom is the ability to hold religious beliefs and live them out, personally and in community, privately and publicly. 

Canada is a nation in which people of different faiths live side by side. Canadian law and society recognize the significance of religious belief and practice. Freedom of conscience and religion are the first fundamental freedoms listed in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 
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Media releases

The EFC and CIJA Launch Dialogue

Today, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Centre for Israel and Jewish...

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BC Court of Appeal Upholds Religious Liberty in TWU Case

OTTAWA – A five judge panel of the BC Court of Appeal unanimously ruled today in...

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Articles

M103 Has Passed – Now What?

The EFC supports the study of systemic racism and religious discrimination. We are...

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Tolerance and Respect

Two key principles can help us live with our differences, writes EFC President Bruce J....

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Official statements

Religious Discrimination Motion: EFC Response

Motion M-103 condemns Islamophobia and mandates a government study on religious...

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EFC's Response to the term "Islamophobia"

Canada is known around the world as a place where people enjoy the freedom of religion...

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Outgoing letters

An Open Letter to all Members of Provincial Parliament of Ontario

We write to you today regarding Bill 84 (Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law...

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Letter to new Minister of Immigration

The EFC wrote to congratulate the Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen on his recent appointment as...

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Court cases

Trinity Western University School of Law - Summary

Latest News: The Supreme Court of Canada will hear final...

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Mouvement laïque québécois, et al. v. City of Saguenay, et al., [2015] 2 SCR 3.

Case Summary A municipal by-law allowed city council meetings in Saguenay to begin...

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Video gallery

M103 Update - Religious Discrimination Motion: EFC Response

The EFC is concerned about the wording of motion M-103, currently before the House of...

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Religious freedom for other religions: The Ktunuxa case

(33 min 41 sec) Why should we care about the religious freedom of non-Christian...

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Government

Motion M-103 (2016): Systemic racism and religious discrimination

Here is a Sample Letter for you to send to your MP.Official StatementsEFC...

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Bill C-268 (2016): Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)This enactment amends...

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Documents

Sample letter on conscience protection in Ontario

Sample letter on conscience protection in Ontario[date]Hon. Dr. Eric HoskinsMinister of...

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