Canada's Role in Global Religious Freedom and Women in Egypt

The Harper government is opening an office of religious freedom within the department of foreign affairs. What does a Canadian approach to religious freedom look like? And, one year after the Tahrir Square protests began, what is the role of women in Egypt?

Promoting Religious Freedom Abroad

Prime Minister Harper is fulfilling his 2011 election promise to open an office of religious freedom within the department of foreign affairs. The United States, Italy and Germany all have similar offices designed to promote and monitor religious freedom abroad. But what does a Canadian approach to religious freedom look like?

Guests
Director of Law and Public Policy, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Senior Researcher, Pew Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life
Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
Founding Member, Canadian Islamic Congress

Isobel Coleman: Egypt's Women, Progress vs Oppression

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the January 25th protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Middle East expert Isobel Coleman joins Steve Paikin to discuss the progress and setbacks for women's rights in Egypt one year later.

Guests
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations