Oct 27, 2023

On Monday October 23, MPP Sarah Jama was censured in Provincial Legislature for her historically grounded statement calling for a ceasefire in Palestine. Moments before her censure vote, she was also removed from the Ontario NDP caucus.

Community organizations have written to the provincial party leaders in support of MPP Sarah Jama’s stance for justice, her right to express a human rights-based political opinion as an elected official, and the representative rights of her constituents. Read the full letters below. 


Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council

Assunnah Muslims Association

Bosnian Canadian Islamic Centre of London

Canadians Against Oppression and Persecution

Canadian Association of Somali Lawyers

Canadian Council of Imams

Canadian Palestinian Social Association of London

Coalition of Canadian Palestinian Organizations

Downtown Muslim Professional Network

Halton Islamic Association

Hespeler Masjid

Islamic Centre – Hyde Park

Islamic Centre – London

Islamic Centre of Ottawa

Islamic Centre – Waterloo

Islamic Centre – Westmount

Islamic Community Centre Ontario

Jamat-E-Islahul Muslemin of Mississauga (JEIM).

Justice For All

London Council of Imams

Masjid Aisha

Masjid Toronto

Muslim Association of Brantford

Muslim Association of Canada

Muslim Food Bank and Community Services

Muslim Neighbourhood Nexus

Muslims of Shelburne Centre

Noor Cultural Centre

North London Islamic Centre

Ottawa Muslim Association

Palestinian Association of Brantford

Qurtuba Islamic Centre

Rose City Islamic Centre

Read the Letter to Premier Doug Ford

Read the Letter to NDP Leader Marit Stiles

Read the Letter to Liberal Leader John Fraser