Government Relations

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Canadian Federal Election 2019: Outcomes and Promises

The Government Relations Advisory Panel has created a report on the outcomes of the 2019 Federal Election and the implications for government relations for the Anglican Church of Canada. Living in such proximity to Parliament, our Diocese has a special vantage point that can provide analysis and advice on key public policy matters and legislation. As all of us share in this ministry, we hope that you will find the report helpful in fulfilling our role in the Public Square.


What's new?

On May 07-09, 2017, Anglican Church of Canada leaders from across the country met in Ottawa at the invitation of our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, and Bishop John Chapman, for the Government Relations Symposium.

2017 Symposium Highlights

What’s going on in Parliament?

Want to contact your Member of Parliament or a Senator?
Want to track legislation?
Want to know more about who does what on the Hill?

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What’s going on in Government?

The Government of Canada website provides good one-stop shopping for a range of government departments and services. The Prime Minister’s website can help you keep abreast of key events, news releases, speeches, and the government Team members.

How do I get Engaged?

Sharing your views at the political level on issues is a core element of a vibrant democracy. To engage most effectively, consult our Tool Kit that provides handy tips, but also a list of Cabinet Ministers by Diocese.

Tool Kit

What has the Church said?

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
Election Resource

For more information contact:
Rev. Canon Laurette Glasgow
Special Advisor for Government Relations