Briefs & Submissions


NCCM testifies on national security legislation (Bill C-59)

On December 12, 2017, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) regarding Bill C-59, An Act with respect to National Security Matters, which overhauls Canada's national security laws. Bill C-59 was tabled by the Liberal government in an effort to bring about changes to existing national security laws enacted by the previous government. NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee and Legal Adviser Faisal Bhabha testified before the committee about this far-reaching ...

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NCCM’s Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Canada’s implemention of human rights obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The provincial and federal government will be appearing before the committee on August 14-15, 2017 in Geneva. NCCM’s report highlights the barriers to inclusion and systemic discrimination faced by Canadian Muslims, and recommends measures that the government can implement to ...

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NCCM 2016 HATE CRIME REPORT (ODIHR)

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) contributed a detailed report of anti-Muslim incidents and hate crimes in 2016 to the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Information from the NCCM document is included in the latest data release on the Hate Crimes Reporting Website, managed by the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Only two Canadian non-government organizations reported figures to the OSCE, of which Canada is a member state. The numbers are based on cases reported to NCCM, as well as cases reported in ...

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NCCM Submits Brief on Preclearance Act, 2016

On May 12, 2017, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), in conjunction with the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG), submitted a brief to the House Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-23, known as the Preclearance Act, 2016. Bill C-23 has been presented as making the necessary legislative changes in order to implement the Agreement, and therefore allow for the expansion of preclearance in Canada and begin Canadian preclearance in the United States. The changes which would be implemented by Bill C-23, though, ...

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Summary of NCCM Recommendations to York Region District School Board (YRDSB) Reviewers

On May 24, 2017 the NCCM, along with concerned parents, submitted recommendations to the team reviewing the governance and equity issues at the York Region District School Board (YRSDB). The reviewers will be submitting a final report with recommendations for next steps to Minster of Education, Hon. Mitzie Hunter, by April 7, 2017. Summary_of_YRDSB_Recommendations_March_27_2017    

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NCCM testifies at parliamentary hearing on Bill C-305

On February 23, 2017, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) on a private member's bill, Bill C-305, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code regarding Mischief. Bill C-305 would expand the protection given to communal spaces against vandalism driven by hate and discrimination. Currently, the crime of mischief in the Criminal Code is punishable by up to two years' imprisonment. However, if that mischief is motivated by “bias, prejudice or hate based on religion, race, colour or ...

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NCCM testifies at parliamentary hearing on Canada’s national security framework

On February 15, 2017, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) on Canada's National Security Framework. NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee spoke before the committee outlining key concerns about the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, the Government's National Security Green Paper, the no-fly list and information sharing practices. Read the NCCM’s entire submission to the committee.

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NCCM 2015 Hate Crime Report (ODIHR)

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) contributed a detailed report of anti-Muslim incidents and hate crimes in 2015 to the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Information from the NCCM document is included in the latest data release on the Hate Crimes Reporting Website, managed by the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Only two Canadian non-government organizations reported figures to the OSCE, of which Canada is a member state. The numbers are based on cases reported to NCCM, as well as cases reported in ...

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NCCM releases recommendations on Canada’s national security framework

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has submitted a list of recommendations in response to the federal government’s online consultation on its Our Security, Our Rights National Security Green Paper, 2016. You can read NCCM’s full Brief along with its recommendations here.

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ANTI-TERRORISM ACT, 2015: THE WAY FORWARD

Read the NCCM's latest submission on the new Anti-Terror Legislation here. 

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