Reflections on #OurLondonFamily Attack Verdict and Its Implications for Combatting Islamophobia

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (“CMPAC”) welcomes the recent verdict in the case of Nathaniel Veltman, convicted of murder and attempted murder after deliberately targeting five members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario (“London Attack”). This heinous act, which amounted to a finding of a “textbook example” of terrorism under Canadian law by […]

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CMPAC Demands Concordia University to Uphold Freedom of Expression and End Intimidation of Students Following Palestine Advocacy Event Cancellation

Monday, February 12th – Oakville, ON – The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) organized a series of Palestine advocacy solidarity events featuring Sami Hamdi from February 9th to 11th.  Sami Hamdi serves as the Managing Director of The International Interest, a prominent company specializing in global risk and intelligence analysis. He is renowned for […]

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Sami Hamdi Responds to Claims About His Palestine Speaking Tour

Recent concerns, regarding Sami Hamdi’s scheduled speaking engagements at Canadian universities, were raised by groups seeking to silence pro-Palestinian voices. On February 8th, 2024, Mr. Hamdi addressed these concerns at his first successful event in Canada at Western University in London, Ontario. Mr. Hamdi’s views have been misrepresented, particularly in reference to his alleged celebration […]

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CMPAC Calls for Carleton University to Uphold Freedom of Expression After Its Cancellation of a Palestine Advocacy Event

Thursday, February, 8th – London, ON – The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC), in collaboration with Muslim Student Associations (MSAs) across Canada, organized a series of Palestine advocacy solidarity events featuring Sami Hamdi from February 9th to 12th.  Sami Hamdi serves as the Managing Director of the International Interest, a prominent company specializing in […]

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Event Disclaimer: Sami Hamdi Palestine Speaking Advocacy Tour

As organizers of the Sami Hamdi Palestine Speaking Advocacy Tour event, we are committed to fostering constructive dialogue and raising awareness about the Palestine cause within our community. This disclaimer outlines the principles and objectives of our event, emphasizing our dedication to peaceful advocacy and respectful discourse. We condemn violence, hate speech, or any form […]

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CMPAC Joins Coalition Urging Canada to Halt Arms Transfers to Israel

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) has joined a coalition of civil society organizations in signing an open letter calling on Canada to halt arms transfers to Israel. The letter expresses profound concerns about the legal and humanitarian implications of Canada’s transfer of weapon systems to the Israeli government, particularly in light of the […]

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North America’s Civil Society Consultation on Counter-Terrorism Measures

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) proudly participated in the North America (U.S. and Canada) Civil Society Consultation on the Impact of Counter-Terrorism Measures on Civil Society and Civic Space. Co-convened by the Charity & Security Network, this consultation brought together several key civil society organizations, including CMPAC, to discuss the implications of counter-terrorism […]

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The consequences of falling behind our allies on combatting terrorist financing

Jan 17, 2023 Recent allegations that the Canada Revenue Agency is unfairly auditing Muslim-led charities for possible ties to terrorist financing have stirred outrage. For years, Muslim charities have witnessed and experienced aggressive and intimidating audits, which have had a chilling effect on the community. The situation has been exacerbated by recent Globe and Mail articles alleging that fake RCMP and CRA […]

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