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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Mazigh: Why is the Canadian government still targeting Muslim charities?

Dec 13, 2022 A few months ago, I wrote in the Citizen about “biased” audits conducted by the Review and Analysis Division (RAD) of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), a division responsible for the agency’s counter-terrorist financing mandate. I noted how multiple independent investigations of CRA’s practices support the concerns expressed by Muslim charities in Canada over […]

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Enough with the Islamophobic takes on abortion

OPINION: Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, comments about “American sharia” have come fast and furious. Most have no idea how Islam actually views abortion When the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, the bad takes comparing a quintessentially American moment in history to sharia law were not […]

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The next Ontario government can’t ignore Islamophobia

OPINION: Whichever party wins, here are the key policies it should focus on to combat hate Ontario voters will be heading to the polls on June 2 — just days ahead of the June 6 anniversary of the London attackthat killed four members of the Afzaal family in a hate crime. Unfortunately, addressing Islamophobia has not emerged […]

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Ukrainian refugee crisis reveals double standard?

Sarah Mushtaq, part of CMPAC’s leadership team, discussed with ‘On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko‘ the need to reform the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and its lack of oversight, Canada‘s immigration and refugee system and the situation of Egyptian refugee #families in #BC.

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