Briefs & Submissions


NCCM testifies at parliamentary hearing on repealing citizenship revocation measures

On April 14, 2016, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship & Immigration (CIMM) on Bill C-6, An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act. Bill C-6 was tabled by the new Liberal government on February 25, 2016 in order to remove contentious citizenship revocation provisions passed by the previous government (Bill C-24) which enabled the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration to unilaterally revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of a national security-related criminal ...

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NCCM 2014 Hate Crime Report (ODIHR)

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) contributed a detailed report of anti-Muslim incidents and hate crimes in 2014 to the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The data from 45 states was released yesterday. 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 ...

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NCCM makes submission to Quebec National Assembly on proposed hate speech and anti-extremism law

(le français suivra) (Ottawa – September 26, 2015) As part of its efforts to professionally represent the public interests of Canadian Muslim communities, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) recently made written submissions to the Quebec National Assembly on Bill n°59 and called on the Quebec legislature to not adopt the bill into law. Bill 59, formally titled An Act to enact the Act to prevent and combat hate speech and speech inciting violence and to amend various legislative provisions to better protect individuals, was recently proposed by the ...

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NCCM makes submissions on Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015

On March 12, 2015, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) on Bill C-51, which is now the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. Further to the NCCM's oral testimony, the NCCM made substantive written submissions to explain the serious concerns of Canadian Muslims about the proposed legislation and its troubling impact on civil liberties and diverse communities. Click here to read the NCCM's submissions on Bill C-51.

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NCCM at the Supreme Court of Canada in Bombardier case

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is pleased to announce that it is intervening before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in a major human rights case: Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, et al. v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), et al.  In this intervention, the NCCM has partnered with the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) to make joint submissions. In October 2014, the SCC granted the NCCM and CMLA "intervener status" in the Bombardier case, along with other interested parties.  Inte...

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NCCM Hate Crime Report 2013 (ODIHR)

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) contributed a detailed report of anti-Muslim incidents and hate crimes in 2013 to the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The data from 45 states was released today. 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 ...

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Position Brief on National Security & Radicalization

In July 2013, the NCCM released an important position brief on national securities issues and the challenge of radicalization towards extremist violence. Provided to policymakers, elected officials and law enforcement, the brief lays out key recommendations on community engagement, national security discourse and security practices. Read the entire brief: NCCM Position Brief - National Security Radicalization

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Submission to the Quebec National Assembly on Bill-60

In response to the Parti Quebecois (PQ) government in Quebec introducing the so-called "Values Charter" in September 2013, the NCCM vigorously challenged the discriminatory and prejudicial nature of the proposed legislation - Bill 60. The PQ’s proposed Values Charter would have prohibited public employees from wearing religious clothing and would have limited access for religious-based accommodation in public services. In December 2013, the NCCM made written submissions on Bill 60 to the Quebec National Assembly. The NCCM argued that the Values Charter would lead to ...

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NCCM at the Supreme Court of Canada in Harkat case

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is pleased to announce that the organization is an intervener in a major case - Mohamed Harkat v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration et al - before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). In July 2013, the SCC granted the NCCM intervener status in the Harkat case, along with other interested parties. Interveners are allowed to submit written arguments as well present oral arguments to the Court during the case's hearing. The Harkat case involves the controversial "security certificate" system under the Immigration and ...

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