Ottawa, ON, 10 May 2007, (CBNS)

The Ottawa Bahá’í community opened the doors of its new centre located on McArthur Avenue in a ceremony that took place on 25 April 2007.

Among the guests attending the event to dedicate the building were Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien, Member of Parliament Mauril Bélanger, local city councillors, and representatives of other faith groups.

Toronto, ON, 1 May 2007 (CBNS)

Over 150 delegates from across Canada gathered at the Toronto Bahá’í Centre this past weekend, 27 to 29 April 2007, to elect the national governing body of the Bahá’ís of Canada, the National Spiritual Assembly.

The elections were part of the annual National Convention during which locally elected delegates consulted with the National Spiritual Assembly about issues of importance to Bahá’ís, particularly community activities centred on the moral and spiritual development of children and youth.

Ottawa, ON, 30 April 2007 (CBNS)

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with two Bahá’í representatives on 16 April 2007 to discuss the deteriorating situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran and Egypt.

Karen McKye, Secretary-General of the Bahá’í Community of Canada, and Susanne Tamas, Director of the Bahá’í community’s Office of Governmental Relations, briefed the Minister on recent developments that point to systematic attempts on the part of Iranian and Egyptian authorities to suppress the rights of their countries’ Bahá’í communities.

Nobleton, ON, 18 April 2007 (CBNS)

“How we think about what our businesses do is really important. Why are they there? What is important to the organization? Our concept of that really does matter because it affects how everybody thinks, feels, and acts in the organization,” Lawrence Miller told a group of two dozen people that gathered in the town of Nobleton, Ontario, on 31 March 2007 for the first annual conference of the Canadian Bahá’í Business Forum.

Toronto, ON, 18 April 2007 (CBNS)

Since the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court judgment on 16 December 2006, effectively denying Bahá’ís their identity cards (see story), several Canadian city dailies have published stories on the concerns of Egyptian-Canadian Bahá’ís.

Toronto, ON, 4 April 2007 (CBNS)

An increasing number of attacks on Iranian Bahá’í schoolchildren has been reported recently, along with news of the expulsion of 94 Bahá’ís from Iranian universities. The pattern of harassment points to organized efforts to escalate the persecution of Iran’s largest religious minority.

Toronto, ON, 3 April 2007 (CBNS)

Will van den Hoonaard, Professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick, has been announced as Balyuzi Lecturer for the Association for Bahá’í Studies conference taking place in Toronto, Ontario, from 16 to 19 August 2007.

Ottawa, ON, 23 mars 2007 (SCNB)

Un jour il y a environ trois ans, en examinant les statistiques de son site Web à l’adresse, Dan Jones a remarqué un pic de croissance du nombre de visiteurs venus d’Australie. Par curiosité il a ajouté une note à son site demandant à ces visiteurs comment ils avaient trouvé son carnet Web qu’il rédige d’Ottawa, en Ontario.

Toronto, ON, 26 March 2007 (CBNS)

The Honourable Patrick LeSage, former Chief Justice of the Ontario Supreme Court, dispensed sound advice to the more than 90 participants who attended the closing lecture of the 5th Annual North American Bahá’í Law Conference in Toronto, Ontario, this past weekend.

The conference, which ran from 23 to 25 March 2007, took place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto and attracted numerous Bahá’í lawyers as well as law professors and students.

Toronto, ON, 26 mars 2007 (SCNB)

Toronto, ON, 26 mars 2007 (SCNB) — L’honorable Patrick LeSage, ancien juge en chef de la cour supérieure de l’Ontario a donné de bons conseils aux plus de 90 participants présents à l’allocution de clôture de la cinquième conférence juridique bahá’íe annuelle d’Amérique du Nord qui a eu lieu la fin de semaine dernière à Toronto (Ontario).

La conférence qui a eu lieu du 23 au 25 mars 2007 s’est tenue à la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Toronto et elle a attiré de nombreux avocats bahá’ís de même que des professeurs de droit et des étudiants.