Parliamentary Secretary Bob Dechert attends Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention



Mississauga, ON – Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale presented greetings on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the 37th Annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention at the International Centre.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Dechert said, “This event offers an important opportunity to enhance your understanding of your faith and its teachings in a spirit of mutual respect, peace, and fellowship. I am sure that you will find great inspiration in this gathering.

Indeed, your presence reaffirms the strength of your religious community and the profound devotion of Ahmadi Muslims throughout Canada. I trust that you will embrace the convention’s many meaningful messages and that you will find the experience an enriching one.”

Dechert also spoke about the newly created Office of Religious Freedom (ORF) which was announced earlier this year by the Prime Minister at the Baitul Islam Mosque in Vaughan.

Dechert said, “Addressing the mistreatment and persecution of Ahmadiya Muslims in Pakistan and other nations will be a focus of the Office of… continue reading at

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