By Don Hutchinson Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression), arrived for hearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. The bill’s sponsor, Randall Garrison (MP, Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca), noted… Read More

By Faye Sonier It hadn’t fully sunk in for me until I read Member of Parliament Libby Davies’ (Vancouver East) new Private Member’s Bill (PMB) that some Canadians face discrimination due to their genetic characteristics. Genetic discrimination is a serious issue. Thanks to medical advancements and initiatives like the Human Genome Project, Canadians can now… Read More

By Don Hutchinson and Faye Sonier  EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger joined other Canadian leaders in signing the Declaration of Support for Parliamentary Study of Canada’s Legal Definition of “Human Being” . His endorsement, on behalf of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) stands alongside those of other organizations and individuals who agree it’s time… Read More

For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada August 21, 2012 OTTAWA – “We’ve heard it from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada: access to information facilitates democracy,” explains Faye Sonier, Legal Counsel with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC). “To… Read More

By Don Hutchinson Summer is barbecue (BBQ) season in Canada. Not just for you, your family & friends, but for Members of Parliament. Our kids take the summer off from homework. However, from the last week of June until the third week in September MPs leave Parliament – and they take their work home! So,… Read More

By Don Hutchinson My previous blog has generated some lengthy comments (longer than the blog), as well as several emails and conversations, so I’ve decided to blog my response rather than add to the lengthy chain of commentary at “Needed: A groundswell of support for Canadian abortion legislation.” Interestingly, the comments, emails and conversations readily… Read More

A featured link in this National Post weekend homepage story (May 25-27, 2012). By Don Hutchinson Homophobia. Do you think you know what it means? I bet your neighbour thinks it means something different (and odds are you’re afraid to ask). As an evangelical Christian organization, after engaging in Ontario’s province-wide dialogue on anti-bullying legislation,… Read More