Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Canadian Prime Minister Announces Opening of Office of Religious Freedom

Northumberland View reports that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday announced the creation of the Office of Religious Freedom within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. According to the ORF website: "the Office has been created to promote freedom of religion or belief as a Canadian foreign policy priority." Harper also announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Bennett as Ambassador to the Office. (See prior related posting.)