Briefs & Submissions


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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