In a joint announcement, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Bishop John Chapman of Ottawa, expressed delight in co-sponsoring the half-time position of Special Government Advisor that responds to a long-standing desire on the part of the church to establish a government relations presence in Ottawa.
“This local presence will help facilitate the church’s relationships with elected representatives and government officials inOttawa, giving us a stronger voice, greater focus, and an enhanced capacity to contribute to public discussions and formations, consistent with the tenets of the Gospel. This presence will build upon the church’s efforts asan advocate forpeace and justice.”
– The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Through the help and support of a Government Relations Advisory Panel, our Special Government Relations Advisor, Rev. Canon Laurette Glasgow, works to maintain an ongoing and working relationship between both government and church officials.
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In the lead-up to the 2015 Federal Election, the Anglican Church of Canada prepared resources; An Anglican Approach for Election 2015. Within these resources were an open letter from the Anglican Church pf Canada to Political Leaders, tips for a successful meeting with your MP or candidates for election, and information relating to 10 key issues of concern of the Church:
- Homelessness and Affordable Housing
- Child Poverty
- Intergenerational Inequities
- Steps on the Journey of Reconciliation
- Caring for Creation
- A New Dialogue on Restorative Justice
- A New Dialogue on Diversity, Inclusion, and Interfaith Co-operation
- Welcoming the Stranger – Refugees
- Investing in a Fragile World through International Assistance
- Partnerships for Peace in the Middle East