Canada has a tradition that some in our country seemed to forget during the latter half of the last century: a tradition of standing for freedom and fundamental rights, a tradition of standing against oppression.
I hope you all have the opportunity to partake in the many festivities surrounding the Tulip Festival.
Canada and Israel—like the United States—share the same values. We respect freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Dignity for the people we serve. We have a history of defending the vulnerable, challenging the aggressor and confronting evil.
This office will be created to promote and protect freedom of religion and belief, consistent with core Canadian values such as freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Most importantly, it will demonstrate that Canada truly is a free society.
John Baird, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, was joined by Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton today at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa to hand-deliver a $74,100 cheque to assist in improving security infrastructure for community organizations.