Minister Baird Greets His Highness the Aga Khan in Ottawa
November 4, 2011 - Ottawa - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird greets His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, at the headquarters of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in Ottawa. The meeting was part of ongoing consultations the government is conducting across the country and around the world on establishing its Office of Religious Freedom, one of the government’s key priorities. The commitment was included in the Speech from the Throne on June 3, 2011, and reiterated in Minister Baird’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2011.
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