US senator wants Canada added to religious freedom watchlist
«I am troubled that our Canadian neighbors are effectively being forced to gather in secret, undisclosed locations to exercise their basic freedom to worship,» wrote Hawley in a letter to Commission Chair Nadine Maenza. In his letter, Hawley references the June 14 arrest of Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary, as well as the arrest of Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Spruce Grove.
Hillman has yet to address Hawley’s claims. «Unfortunately, Senator Hawley is correct,» Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms lawyer Jay Cameron told the Daily Wire.
«Along with increasing shifts away from freedom and democracy toward authoritarian government, Canada has seen marked incidents of aggression toward freedom of religion».
Source: Cosmin Dzsurdzsa | TNC News