With the final ballots long since counted and the prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau preparing to name his cabinet, members and guests of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CFJ) gathered in downtown Vancouver to reflect on the…View More Conservatives Misread Immigrants: Journalist Panel
Many immigrant women who are experiencing domestic violence require culturally sensitive support services. A new project on Canada’s east coast aims to ensure these types of services are made available. The New Brunswick Multicultural Council…View More Understanding Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence
Multiculturalism should be off-limits in Canadian politics. No party should leverage prejudice against minorities – visible or otherwise – in a plot to win elections, and to a lesser extent to enact laws. After an…View More Burying the Burn of the Niqab Debate
Unlike the pictured protester, many Canadians have been muted when it comes to speaking up for Muslims who have been attacked throughout this election campaign. Photo Credit: NCM Stock Image by Nariman Ansari This is…View More Election Watch: Attacks on Multiculturalism May Haunt Tories
Advocates of the Conservative government’s ban on the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies claim that the policy supports women’s rights. For Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe, it’s a matter of “fundamental equality between…View More Mulcair’s Niqab Stance: Principle or Politics?
The recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal that ruled in favour of Zunera Ishaq, who challenged the ban on the niqab at Canadian citizenship ceremonies, has resurrected a non-issue into an election topic. …View More Niqab as an #Elxn42 Issue? Ridiculous.
Thursday night’s French language debate in Montreal featured more discussion of immigration and refugee policy than any other leaders debate thus far in the federal election. The first debate to feature all five leaders was…View More Niqab Hot Button Topic at French Language Debate
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…View More #Refugeecrisis Galvanizes Arab Community
It might be an awkward time to remind Conservatives of this, but the current government has two different standards for when one can wear a niqab — one for citizenship ceremonies, one for voting. It…View More The Conservatives’ Veiled Pitch for the Anti-Muslim Vote
There was a time when the vast plurality of new Canadians voted for the Liberal Party of Canada. With the exception of some of those who had escaped the tyranny of the Warsaw Pact, immigrant…View More The Conservative “Balancing Act”