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John McKay's House of Commons Speech on Euthanasia


Liberal Opposition Day Motion

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VIDEO: The Role of Religion in Public Discourse, McGill University


Click above to see John's speech at Canadian Council of Churches "The Role of Religion in Public Discourse" Conference at McGill University, May 27, 2013

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If we silence dissent we silence democracy


Click above to read John McKay's latest op-ed in on the Conservative government's attempts to silence its critics.

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iPolitics Op-Ed on Faith & Politics


Click above to read John's response to the Globe & Mail's Lawrence Martin on the topic of faith and politics in Canada entitled "Harper’s ideology has little to do with his faith"; published in iPolitics on August 16, 2012

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Conservative Attack on Charities "chilling," writes John McKay


"It is all part of a disturbing larger agenda to silence dissent, and delegitimize anyone who has opinions contrary to Conservative orthodoxy. Unfortunately ad hominem viciously personal attacks are a very effective means of silencing those who have the courage to speak out." Click above to read more.

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Praise for Gerry Vandezande


John McKay offers his praise for the late Gerald Vandezande in the House of Commons, founder of Citizens for Public Justice, recipient of the Order of Canada and native of Scarborough.

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Speech on House of Commons Debate on Coptic Christians in Egypt


Click above to read John McKay's speech in the House of Commons on Coptic Christians in Egypt on October 27, 2011.

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John McKay attends the National Prayer Breakfast 2011


Pictured above: John chats with His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada at the 46th Annual National Prayer Breakfast at which John represented the Liberal Party. Please visit the gallery for more photos.

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Faith leaders and politics: How close is too close?


Click above to read this article in Christian Week by Mags Storey featuring John McKay on the issue of faith and politics.

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Speaker Milliken Rules that CIDA Minister May Have Misled House


On March 9th, 2011 the Speaker of the House of Commons ruled in favour of MP John McKay’s point of privilege alleging that the Minister of International Cooperation was in contempt of the House after it came to light that she may have knowingly misled Parliament. Read more...

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John meets with Canadian Faith Groups on Poverty Alleviation


On March 7th, 2011 John met with Michael Ignatieff’s advisors and faith leaders from many traditions in Ottawa, including the Hindu Federation of Canada, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Canadian Council of Imams, and Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (just to name a few) to discuss how they can play a greater role in helping to alleviate poverty at home and abroad, protect the environment and promote peace. For the latest photos please visit the Gallery

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John McKay’s Speech to the Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund Ottawa


Click above to read John's speech at the Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund Conference in Ottawa in which he discusses the uncertainty international aid groups face under the current government when applying to help the worlds poor.

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The Oda Affair


Click above to watch John McKay on CTV this past Sunday, February 20th, 2011 discussing the issues surrounding the Minister of International Cooperation's decision to cut funding to the respected faith-based development group KAIROS.

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Letter to the Editor Re: “Clamping Down After KAIROS” – Embassy Newspaper, January 19, 2011


Click above to read John McKay's letter to the editor of Embassy Newspaper after reports that the Conservative government would "clamping down" on access to information requests in relation to KAIROS and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.

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John McKay Defends Catholic Bishops from Conservative Attacks


Click above to read John McKay's editorial in the Catholic Register defending the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops after they were attacked by the Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney, for speaking out against Bill C-49.

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