#Refugeecrisis Galvanizes Arab Community

This year’s election campaign has been one of the longest in our country’s political history, characterized by the usual kinds of political messaging, policy debates and ethical questions on governance. The campaign seemed a typical…

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Harper Government Uses “Lawfare” to Police Muslims

“Lawfare” is a term that combines “law” and “warfare.” It describes how the law can be used as a weapon to punish and prosecute citizens. It also describes how fear of Muslims is manufactured, through…

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Researcher Calls for Deeper Understanding of Muslim Converts

Why are Canadians converting to Islam in Canada? That’s the question that Australian academic Dr. Scott Flower is trying to answer by collecting the life stories of Canadian Muslim converts. Funding for his research has…

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United Nations Human Rights Committee Calls for Changes to C-51

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has turned in a damning report on key Harper government policies, recommending changes to its controversial anti-terrorism law, C-51, and calling for an immediate national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The…

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C-51 Among Topics UN Human Rights Committee Considering This Week

The government’s controversial anti-terrorism legislation, C-51, will be among the topics studied by the United Nations this week as part of a periodic review of how well Canada is upholding its international human rights obligations.…

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