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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 Partnership

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

Three Parliamentary Initiatives for Prayer

Please pray for three very positive initiatives in the House of Commons this fall.

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Religious freedom for the Ktunaxa affects everyone

There is a majestic mountain range stretching 300 miles along southeastern British...

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Official statements

Religious Discrimination Motion: EFC Response

Motion M-103 would condemn Islamophobia and mandate a government study on religious...

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The EFC condemns act of terror in Quebec

The EFC condemns the act of terror against those attending prayers Jan. 29 at the...

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Outgoing letters

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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CBC's characterization of Trinity Western University as "fundamentalist"

Trinity Western University and its proposed law school were described as &ldquo...

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Court cases

Trinity Western University School of Law Summary

Latest News: The Supreme Court announced Feb. 23, 2017...

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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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Webinars

Religious freedom for other religions: The Ktunuxa case

(33 min 41 sec) Why should we care about the religious freedom of other religions? How...

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Worse than we thought: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

(45 min 41 sec) Since our last webinar on this topic, the Joint Parliamentary Committee...

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Video gallery

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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Worse than we thought: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

(45 min 41 sec) Since our last webinar on this topic, the Joint Parliamentary Committee...

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Government

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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Manitoba’s Bill 18 (2012): The Safe and Inclusive Schools Act

Bill 18 and a Response to Bullying in Manitoba's SchoolsBill 18 is a government...

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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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