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Ottawa Parliement on Egypt

December 06, 2010					

Egypt

Mr. Pierre Poilievre (Nepean-Carleton, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada strongly condemns recent
violence in
Egypt
targeted at the Coptic Christian minority. Media
reports note that the clashes erupted last week between police and
hundreds of people protesting after authorities halted the
construction of a church in
Cairo
. It was also reported that several
people died and many more were injured.


We also condemn the attacks of the Nag Hammadi, which singled out
Christians for persecution in that country.


We impress upon the government of
Egypt
to take a strong
leadership role in protecting all religious freedom and religious
tolerance within its borders.
Canada
is a strong supporter of
religious freedom for believers of all faiths.


We encourage the House and the Egyptian government to respect the
rights of the Coptic Christians, who have an ancient history in that
country and we hope a bright future of freedom and security.

Also see this youtube about the visit of the Canadian counsul to the Pope Shenouda in Egypt:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGKF0ofXmXc

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