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Quebec’s face-covering law heads for constitutional challenge

These violations cannot be justified in Quebec's free and democratic society,' plaintiffs say By Benjamin Shingler CBC News | November 7, 2017 Civil liberties advocates have launched a legal challenge over the constitutionality of Quebec's face-covering ban, arguing it "directly infringes on the freedom of religion of individuals." The law passed last month requires people to uncover their face to receive public services under certain circumstances. The legal challenge, filed Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court, contests a section of the province's religious neutrality law under both Quebec's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the ...

NCCM and CCLA launch legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 62

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release- Constitutional lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court seeks stay order against bill's Section 10 (Montreal - November 7, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), two prominent civil liberties & advocacy organizations, today filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court challenging the constitutionality of Bill 62. On October 18, 2017, the Quebec National Assembly enacted Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality, and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds ...

NCCM calls on the Court of Quebec and Attorney-General to uphold religious freedom in courtrooms

Version française suivra -For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – February 27, 2015) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, today calls on the Court of Quebec and the Attorney-General of Quebec to reaffirm the right of all Canadians to exercise their religious freedom in a courtroom. According to audio recordings obtained by the media, a Court of Quebec judge recently told Rania El-Alloul she could not wear her hijab in the courtroom. "Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed. And I don't see why scarves on the head would be either," Judge Eliana Marengo says in the ...

NCCM calls on authorities to pursue charges in bomb threat at Quebec mosque

Version française suivra -For Immediate Release- Calls on leaders to condemn latest anti-Muslim incident (Ottawa – November 26, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization, today calls on police authorities to fully investigate an alleged bomb threat made against a Quebec mosque, and further calls on political leaders to publicly condemn anti-Muslim harassment. According to a media report, police received a call that a bomb had been placed at a mosque in the Chateauguay neighbourhood, an off-island suburb of Montreal.  Police reportedly evacuated several buildings in ...

Canadian Muslims denounce ‘appalling attack’ in Quebec

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - October 21, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, categorically condemns the recent attack on two Canadian soldiers at a mall parking lot near Montreal which has left one soldier dead and another injured. See: Globe & Mail - Suspect in Quebec attack was on Ottawa's radar, had passport seized "Canadian Muslims denounce this appalling attack and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," says NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee. Early reports have indicated that the now deceased suspect was on an RCMP watch ...

Muslim groups call on Quebec government to rebuild bridges after divisive charter debate

MONTREAL — Religious groups that felt targeted during the divisive debate over the Parti Québécois’s proposed charter of values have called on premier-elect Philippe Couillard to help mend fences between Quebecers and restore the province’s reputation as a welcoming place for immigrants. “They need to continue to communicate the message that Quebec is a welcoming and open society and that people who come to Quebec will not have to choose between their religious identity and their potential employment,” said Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Advocacy groups representing the Muslim, Jewish ...

National Muslim advocacy organization calls on new Quebec government to rebuild bridges

English version follows -Pour diffusion immédiate - Un groupe de revendication musulman national demande au nouveau gouvernement du Québec de rétablir des ponts (Ottawa, Canada – 8 avril 2014) À la suite de la récente campagne électorale conflictuelle et forte en discours au Québec, le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) demande au gouvernement nouvellement élu d’assurer un Québec pour tous à ses citoyens actuels et futurs. Il appartient maintenant au gouvernement de rétablir un environnent d’équité et de justice et de réparer les dommages causés afin de permettre aux Québécois de toutes les origines de ...

National Muslim advocacy group calls Quebec’s proposed charter ‘discriminatory’, urges opposition parties to reject it

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - September 11, 2013) A prominent national Muslim civil liberties organization says details revealed yesterday by the Quebec government only confirm fears that institutionalized discrimination will become the 'new normal' in Quebec. The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has consistently called on the Quebec government to honour both the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, as well as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, both of which guarantee freedom of religion. "Hearing Minister Bernard Drainville defend the right of public servants to wear small religious symbols, celebrate ...

Combat hate by building goodwill and tearing down walls

By: Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director, National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) First published in Toronto Star. The families of the victims of last year’s horrific Quebec mosque attack recently learned they would have to endure another difficult period of delay as the judge postponed the sentencing of the shooter. Tragically, more families are facing the unspeakable pain of losing loved ones to bigoted violence in the wake of Saturday’s attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of Jewish worshipers on a serene Sabbath morning. Like the mosque shooter, the synagogue attacker was ...

(Eng/Fre): Quebec Court of Appeal Upholds Religious Freedom in Hijab Case

Le texte français suivra - For Immediate Release - NCCM says decision in favour of Rania El-Alloul is “a significant victory for fundamental rights and freedoms” (Montreal – October 3, 2018) The Quebec Court of Appeal today issued its decision in the case of Rania El-Alloul, definitively ruling that no person can be prohibited from wearing their hijab in the courtroom if it is worn on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief and does not conflict with an overriding public interest. In 2016, a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled that Montreal resident Rania El-Alloul should not have been asked to remove her hijab during her 2015 ...