Canada's first religious freedom ambassador says his job advancing and promoting religious liberty around the globe has an equally important role: to support Canadian diplomats as they work abroad.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with Dr. Andrew Bennett as he is named ambassador to the Office of Religious Freedom, in Maple, Ont., north of Toronto, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Trinity Western University in British Columbia must win the nod from two panels, the Common Law Program Approval Committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. Read More
A top United Nations official is praising the Harper government's foreign policy initiative to end forced marriage of young girls, even if Canada won't fund projects that would allow victims access to an abortion.
Canada's policy of not funding projects that allow victims of forced marriages access to abortions does not diminish its international leadership on fighting forced marriages, a United Nations children's expert says. (Reuters)