The Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism visited St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Edmonton during the Palm Sunday service on April 5, 2015.
The Honourable Tim Uppal was appointed Canada's Minister of State for Multiculturalism by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2013. Prior to that he was Minister of State for Democratic Reform.
As Minister of State for Multiculturalism, Mr. Uppal is an advocate for inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue, promoting Canadian pluralism and religious freedom both at home and abroad.
Minister Uppal has been a member of parliament representing Edmonton in the House of Commons since 2008.
The Coptic Orthodox Church applauds the Canadian Government's commitment to promoting religious freedom and advocating for persecuted religious minorities all over the world.