Briefs & Submissions


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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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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