Hate crimes direct threat to Canadian multiculturalism

Hate crimes have risen exponentially over the last five years, largely fueled by minsinformation, divisive identity politics and conspiracy theories. What effect is this having on Canada’s multiculturalism as both a policy and a lived reality? NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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Islamophobia must remain top priority for Liberal government

Polls show most Canadians think racism is a problem in this country. While the Liberal government has taken certain positive steps toward addressing different kinds of racism, including Islamophobia, it needs to take more concrete action to cement itself as a leader and defender of human rights, not just domestically but globally, writes Reyhana Patel, the Islamic Relief Canada’s head of communications and government relations.

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This Election’s Most Influential, Fair Question

Quebec’s Bill 21 and Bill 96 have been strongly condemned for discriminating against religious and ethnic minorities in that province. But all of that has been overshadowed by the English-language debate moderator’s pointed question to Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, writes John Miller.

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Islamophobia Summit: Trudeau Calls Out Federal Institutions

Thursday’s summit on Islamophobia, strangely, was closed to the public. While the prime minister named several national institutions as part of the problem, groups on the ground worry about the safety of Muslim children as they head to school, reports Reedah Hayder.

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Solidarity with London Family Requires Systemic Change

People across major Canadian cities including Montreal, Mississauga, Winnipeg and Calgary gathered and paid tribute to the Afzaal Family in London, Ont., who was recently the victim of what politicians are calling a terrorist attack. Demonstrators are calling for stronger anti-Islamophobia legislation.

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‘Stand Up for Your Harassed Muslim Co-worker’

The Muslim Canadian community continues to mourn the loss of four members of a Muslim family killed in Sunday’s Islamophobic attack. Reyhana Patel is calling on Canadians to stand up for and befriend their Muslim neighbours and work colleagues in a sign of solidarity.

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