2013 John Diefenbaker Award Ceremony

October 31, 2013 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, along with Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, presents the 2013 John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award to His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong.

In honouring Cardinal Zen for his exceptional courage and leadership in defending human rights and freedom, Baird underscored Canada’s duty to champion human rights and to pay tribute to human rights champions.

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