The idea was first suggested in the midst of the federal election
campaign, the kind of proposal that was politically astute because it
targeted the religious ethnic communities the Conservatives needed to
win a majority: A promised office of religious freedom that would
monitor abuses against persecuted minorities around the world.
Tom Flanagan, a former advisor to Stephen Harper and professor of
political science at the University of Calgary, said the Tory promise
was good policy as well as good politics: The proposal would resonate
with new Canadians, particularly Christians, many of whom were
persecuted in their homelands.
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