Doris McLean, a well-loved member of the Baha’i community and a “keeper of culture” from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation has passed away at the age of 77.
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Canada called Mrs. McLean a “pillar of the Baha’i community as well as the peoples of the Yukon,” and “a strong and bright light that has illumined the northern horizons.”
On November 27th, Canadian Members of Parliament, members of the diplomatic corps, and others from civil society joined representatives of the Baha’i community for a reception on Parliament Hill to honour the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah. The gathering was held in the Commonwealth Room in the Centre Block of Parliament, next to the House of Commons Chamber.
On November 22nd, the Raoul Wallenberg All-Party Parliamentary Caucus for Human Rights hosted a screening of the film, “The Cost of Discrimination,” near Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The film draws parallels between life under apartheid in South Africa and the Iranian authorities’ treatment of the Baha’i religious minority. The event was co-sponsored by the Baha’i Community of Canada, the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre.