January 17th, 2016

NDP statement on World Religion Day

New Democrat Foreign Affairs critic Hélène Laverdière made the following statement on World Religion Day:

“Today, people around the world are celebrating World Religion Day – a celebration that brings together believers from all religions to foster greater understanding.

While tolerance has come a long way, millions of people throughout the world face discrimination, abuse and violence simply for practicing their religion or refusing to claim a faith. This is unacceptable.

As the progressive opposition, New Democrats are committed to fighting religious intolerance and promoting freedom of conscience in Canada and around the globe. We recognize freedom of religion as a fundamental human right and will continue working to build a more just, respectful and harmonious world.”