Why am I thanking Stéphane Dion, the minister of Global Affairs Canada? As BC Humanists has tweeted, the information in the article, “Dion Suggests End Is Nigh For Office of Religious Freedom,” is “Hopeful news”:
Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion has given his strongest indication yet that the writing is on the wall for Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom.
According to Dion,
“Human rights are interdependent, universal and indivisible. How can you enjoy freedom of religion if you don’t have freedom of conscience? Freedom of speech? Freedom of mobility?”
described theocratism as a major obstacle to advancing of human rights in different countries, said championing all rights is essential. “All rights are together,” he said. “So that will be our approach to see improvements of human rights in Canada and around the world.”
Bravo and merci, Minister Dion!