Urge MPs to support Motion 103 and to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to write to their Member of Parliament and to the Prime Minister and urge them to support a key motion that calls for a parliamentary committee to study systemic racism, religious discrimination – including Islamophobia – and recommend ways for the government to develop a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to address these issues in Canada.
Motion 103 was brought forward by Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erin Mills, on December 5, 2016. The motion comes up for debate in the House of Commons on February 15, 2017.
The motion creates a forward-looking, thoughtful and engaged process for our elected representatives to meaningfully address systemic racism and discrimination and to promote inclusive communities. Join us in urging all members of the House to support this motion.
We are also calling on our federal MPs to declare January 29 as the National Day for Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.
Read our full open letter to all levels of government here.