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Open Letter to the Prime Minister on the National Action Summit on Islamophobia

See our attached Open Letter to the Prime Minister in the aftermath of the London Terror Attack.   The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, June 6th, 2021, marked yet another lethal attack on the Canadian Muslim community. As you are aware, a family was the victim of a premeditated, hate motivated terror attack as they were on a night-time walk. They have been survived solely by a nine-year-old son. Our community lost three genera...

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Send a Letter to Minister Gould Urging Canada to Dedicate a $26 Million Humanitarian Aid Package to the People of Palestine

We asked you to do one thing. To call on the Prime Minister to draw his attention to the urgent and critical need for humanitarian aid for Palestinians, and for sustainable measures that tackle the root of this problem. On May 28th 2021, the Government of Canada has announced a $25 million humanitarian aid package. Your call, and the call of thousands across Canada has been heard. This package is a critical step in the right direction to uplift the people of Palestine from the devastation they faced after attacks perpetrated by Israeli forces. Let’s continue to raise ...

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Canadian Civil Society Letter to the Prime Minister

May 20, 2021  The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2  The Honorable Marc Garneau Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2    RE: CANADA'S RESPONSE TO ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES ON CIVILIAN TARGETS, THE EXPULSION OF PALESTINIANS FROM THEIR HOMES, AND THE ATTACKS ON PALESTINIAN WORSHIPPERS AT AL-AQSA    As Canada’s leading civil society organizations, we are collectively writing to you regarding the recent reprehensible ...

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Alberta Government’s Response to the Ongoing Middle East Violence

Write a letter today to the Leaders of Alberta regarding the recent reprehensible attacks and escalation of violence in Palestinians. The most recent escalation has been triggered by the ongoing expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes and the subsequent raids on Al Aqsa mosque on one of the holiest days of Ramadan. Specifically, we write to support MLAs on both sides of the aisle who have spoken up in their local constituencies on this issue. Speaking out on human rights isn’t a question of jurisdiction – it’s the most Albertan thing you can do. ...

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Joint Letter: Canada’s Response to Israel’s Expulsion of Palestinians from their Homes and the Attack on Palestinians Worshipping in Al-Aqsa

May 12, 2021 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 The Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Re: Canada’s Response to Israel’s Expulsion of Palestinians from their Homes and the Attack on Palestinians Worshipping in Al-Aqsa We are collectively writing to you regarding the recent reprehensible attacks and escalation of violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities on Palestinians. Prime ...

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Under Layered Suspicion: A Review of CRA Audits of Muslim-led Charities

On March 29, the National Council of Canadian Muslims together with the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, released a report titled “Under Layered Suspicion: A Review of CRA Audits of Muslim-led Charities”. On the same day, Canadian Muslim leaders met with MPs and leaders from every party to discuss the findings of that report.   Our findings suggest that there is a basis for community concerns about the CRA. We found that the CRA has implicit biases and practices that unfairly target Muslim charities in Canada. You can read ...

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Send a Thank You Letter to Minister Blair for Banning Several White Supremacist Organizations as Listed Terrorist Entites

Breaking News: Today, The Federal Government has banned The Proud Boys, The Base, Atomwaffen, and The Russian Imperial Movement as listed terrorist entities. On January 29, 2017, the Quebec City Mosque attack claimed the lives of six Muslim men worshiping in their mosque and gravely injured many others. It was an unprecedented attack that left a Canadian place of worship – a sacred sanctuary – a scene of unimaginable carnage. On September 12, a member of the Canadian community, Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, was ruthlessly killed in front of the IMO Mosque in Toronto ...

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Tell the government that we need justice for the Quebec City Massacre

Sign the Petition at: http://chng.it/GTPPVd8z6p On November 26, the Quebec Court of Appeal found that section 745.51 of the Criminal Code is unconstitutional in the case of Bissonnette v The Queen. This case arose from the brutal Quebec City Mosque killings on January 29, 2017, which was the largest attack on a religious institution in Canadian history. This means that Alexandre Bissonnette would be eligible for parole in 25 years. For many of us, this is a very deeply troubling scenario to imagine. Our hearts break for the families of the victims. We believe ...

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Thank You Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau – No Fly List

On November 4th, 2020 we received great news of an important win for our community! The federal government’s announced that a redress system for travellers caught by ‘no-fly list’ errors will be coming this month. The announcement is a welcome step forward for Canadians mistakenly identified on the No-Fly List, and for their families and supporters who have worked tirelessly over many years to have this injustice corrected. The No-Fly List has long been critiqued for its false-flagging of innocent Canadians, including children, who share the same or ...

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Open Letter to the Prime Minister: Taking Action on White Supremacist Groups

Read the open letter to the Prime Minister and to all official leaders. Our communities are still reeling from the incident that took place this September 12, 2020. On that day, a member of the Canadian community, Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, was ruthlessly killed in front of the IMO Mosque in Toronto by an individual with apparent links to a neo-Nazi group. This attack did not happen in isolation. This attack is one in a long series of a chain of horrifying attacks on racialized communities in Canada. Faith-based communities, as well as racialized communities, have faced ...

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