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2016-03-21 13:07 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Freedom of conscience and religion, Office of Religious Freedom, Opposition motions

Bureau de la liberté de religion, Liberté de conscience et de religion,

Madam Speaker, Canada's Office of Religious Freedom is only one piece of the puzzle in protecting human rights and freedoms around the world.

In my opinion, freedom of conscience also includes the freedom to be religious or not. We all have a right to freedom of thought and belief, and we also have the right not to have beliefs. This freedom is a personal choice, as it should be everywhere in the world. I do not think anyone should tell another person what they can or cannot believe when it comes to their own religious thoughts.

Canada sets a good example for other countries on freedoms, and I do not want to disparage Canada's Office of Religious Freedom. However, I would like my colleague to tell us in what other ways we, as a country, can promote human rights and freedoms.

Madame la Présidente, le Bureau de la liberté de religion du Canada n'est qu'une partie du casse-tête nécessaire pour protéger les libertés et les droits de la personne dans le monde.

Selon moi, la liberté de conscience comprend aussi la liberté de la religion. Nous avons tous droit à la liberté, à nos pensées et à nos croyances, et nous avons aussi le droit de ne pas avoir de croyances. La liberté est un choix personnel, et cela devrait être ainsi partout dans le monde. À mon avis, ce n'est jamais acceptable qu'une personne dise à une autre ce en quoi elle peut croire ou non en ce qui a trait aux pensées religieuses personnelles.

Le Canada est un exemple à suivre sur les questions de la liberté dans le monde, et je ne veux pas diminuer le Bureau de la liberté de religion au Canada. Toutefois, j'aimerais que ma collègue me dise quelles sont les autres parties du casse-tête de la liberté et des droits humains que nous pouvons promouvoir en tant que pays.

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Posted at 15:26 on March 21, 2016

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