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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Open Letter – RE: Postponement and Consultation on Proposed By-Law to Protect Vaughan’s Vulnerable Social Infrastructure

Dear Mayor Del Duca and Members of Vaughan City Council, I write to you on behalf of concerned members of the Vaughan community, including various religious, cultural, and social groups, to address significant issues surrounding the proposed By-law to Protect Vaughan’s Vulnerable Social Infrastructure. While we acknowledge the importance of safeguarding our community members from […]

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Remembering Nakba Day: Standing in Solidarity with Palestine

On this Nakba Day, we commemorate the 76th anniversary of the catastrophic events that befell the Palestinian people during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The term “Nakba,” meaning “Catastrophe” in Arabic, encapsulates the profound loss, suffering, and injustice endured by Palestinians as a result of mass displacement, ethnic cleansing, and violence perpetrated against them. It is […]

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Joint Statement Condemning Police Brutality at the University of Calgary & the University of Alberta

May 5, 2024 – The undersigned individuals and Canadian civil society, faith-based, community and human rights organizations from all over Canada, are writing to express our deep concerns regarding the recent events at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta encampments. We strongly condemn the excessive use of force and violence by the Calgary Police […]

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CMPAC Supports Grassroots Rafah Sit-In Events Across Canada

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) supported the recent grassroots sit-in events organized across Canada on Friday, April 26, 2024, in solidarity with the people of Palestine and to prevent the potential invasion of Rafah by the Israeli military. These events, organized by volunteer constituents of the respective ridings, and endorsed by over 80 […]

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CMPAC Official Statement in Support of Student Protests and Encampments

Oakville, ON – April 30, 2024, The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) firmly advocates for the fundamental rights of students to engage in peaceful protest and exercise their freedom of expression. Recent student protests and encampments across Canada, notably at McGill University and University of British Columbia, have brought attention to critical issues such […]

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