The Christian right's efforts to transform society

"As we approach the federal election in Canada, groups associated with the Christian right are also seeking to gradually insert themselves into the various “spheres of culture” and influence the political agenda. Some Canadian evangelicals have formed coalitions aligned to Christian right ideas. One recent initiative is the West Coast Christian Accord, a group of evangelical leaders seeking to mobilize Christians across Canada to vote for candidates they believe will safeguard their religious values in the upcoming federal election.

Clearly, the current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has also emboldened similar religious groups ahead of the Canadian election. Such groups will likely give their support to Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the candidate who best represents their own socio-conservative values."

André Gagné is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts (Department of Theological Studies) at Concordia University.

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