Canadian faith leaders were to gather Mar. 25 at Parliament to stand for freedom of religion and conscience in Canada, and call upon the Canadian government to defend the rights of churches, schools and communities.

Scheduled participants include One Free World International founder Majed El Shafie; Charles McVety, Institute for Canadian Values; Andre Schutten, legal counsel with the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada; Bill Prankard, President of Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association; and Lia Milousis, MY Canada Association.

“Political correctness is a cancer in our Canadian fabric” El Shafie said. “I was imprisoned and tortured in Egypt for my Christian beliefs, and I was given a chance at freedom when I came to Canada years ago. I don’t want that freedom taken away from me.”