Analysis and Position on Ontario Superior Court’s Decision in Granting an Injunction against Pro-Palestinian encampments at the University of Toronto

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) is disappointed in the Ontario Superior Court’s decision to grant an injunction by the University of Toronto to remove the peaceful pro-Palestine encampment. The encampment has been demanding disclosure and divestment from all companies complicit in the Israeli-perpetrated genocide in Gaza. CMPAC has continuously advocated for the fundamental […]

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CMPAC’s Analysis of the Recent Injunction Decision Against Encampments at the University of Toronto

CMPAC has conducted a detailed analysis of Justice Koehnen’s recent decision to grant an interlocutory injunction against Pro-Palestinian encampments at the University of Toronto. The decision, while acknowledging the encampment’s peaceful nature and absence of hate speech or anti-Semitic sentiments among its participants, raises significant concerns about the balance between property rights and freedom of […]

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CMPAC Support’s Birju Dattani’s Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) stands in support of Mr. Birju Dattani’s appointment as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). We echo and amplify the sentiments expressed by Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) regarding the recent attacks on Mr. Dattani’s character and qualifications. Mr. Dattani’s appointment marks a historic moment […]

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CMPAC’s Brief on Islamophobia and Anti-Palestinian Racism for Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

CMPAC has submitted a comprehensive brief to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, addressing the critical issues of Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism. This submission, driven by the events of October 7th, details the rising Islamophobic violence and discrimination faced by visibly Muslim individuals. It also highlights the historical and systemic nature of these […]

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CMPAC Disappointed by Imminent Vaughan By-law Approval: A Failure in Community Engagement

Despite an extensive campaign led by the Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC), which included a detailed deputation addressing our concerns and a request for a postponement to facilitate further community engagement and mitigate the politicization of critical issues, the By-law to Protect Vaughan’s Vulnerable Social Infrastructure has been recommended by the committee of the […]

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A Call for Inclusivity: CMPAC’s Evaluation of Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy

CMPAC’s evaluation of Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy highlights significant shortcomings in addressing the needs of the Muslim community, particularly concerning anti-Palestinian racism and Islamophobia. While the strategy introduces some promising initiatives, it fails to provide specific measures to combat anti-Palestinian racism and inadequately addresses Islamophobia at systemic levels. This omission leaves Muslim Canadians and Palestinian Canadians […]

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CMPAC’s Analysis of Bill C-70 (Countering Foreign Interference Act): Safeguarding Democracy Amidst Security Measures

CMPAC’s analysis of Bill C-70, the Countering Foreign Interference Act, identifies significant concerns regarding its potential impact on civil liberties, privacy rights, and procedural fairness. Broad definitions of terms such as “foreign influence,” “interference,” and “essential infrastructure” coupled with the complete lack of definitions for terms such as “intimidation” and “benefit,” raise implementation challenges, risking […]

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CMPAC’s Assessment of Bill 166: Safeguarding Academic Freedom in Ontario’s Post-Secondary Institutions

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) presents an in-depth assessment of Bill 166, also known as the Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act, 2024, recently passed by Ontario’s legislative assembly.  This assessment delves into the potential implications of the legislation on academic freedom and freedom of expression within Ontario’s post-secondary institutions. While recognizing the […]

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CMPAC Supports ICLMG’s Call for Extended Scrutiny of Bill C-70

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC), in solidarity with the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) and its supporting signatories, co-signed a joint letter raising significant concerns over the expeditious review process of Bill C-70, the Countering Foreign Interference Act, by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. The said letter underscores […]

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CMPAC’s Consultation Submission Brief on the Proposed Nakba Bill

CMPAC’s Consultation Submission Brief on the Proposed Nakba Bill seeks to address historical injustices and advocate for the recognition and commemoration of the Nakba—the forced displacement and dispossession of Palestinian people during the establishment of Israel in 1948. This comprehensive submission outlines the importance of acknowledging both past and present struggles faced by Palestinians and […]

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