Parliamentary Secretary DeCourcey to participate at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

News release

July 25, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today he will represent the Government of Canada at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., on July 25 and 26, 2018.

Parliamentary Secretary DeCourcey will participate in plenary sessions with government leaders, representatives of international organizations and civil society, and religious leaders to identify concrete ways to combat religious persecution and discrimination, and ensure greater respect for freedom of religion or belief for all. 

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“Canada is steadfast in our commitment to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that enshrines the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. We are firmly dedicated to the promotion of inclusion and respect for diversity as well as the protection of all human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, at home and internationally.”

- Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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