1 February 2021 - 12:00 am
House of Commons – Atheist Refugees
The Canadian government prioritizes refugee claims from those who are in immediate physical danger due to being persecuted for their religious beliefs. This is good.
However, atheists under threat of state execution, murder by street mobs, or imprisonment in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh are not eligible for priority.
Why? We don’t know, and the government doesn’t seem to know either.
Please sign the petition to support changes to the legal policy named “Less Complex Claims” which would grant atheists facing persecution for their lack of faith the same priority that those persecuted for their differing religious beliefs have.
The sponsor for this petition is Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Liberal MP for Beaches–East York.