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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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’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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CMPAC’s Assessment of Canada’s 2024 Federal Budget

In summary, Canada’s 2024 Budget reflects partial alignment with CMPAC’s recommendations. While some initiatives show partial progress, others fall short of fully addressing the needs and concerns of the Muslim community. The budget succeeded in increasing funds to the Office of the Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia (OSRCI). However, it fell short of explicitly committing […]

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CMPAC’s Comprehensive Political Advocacy Strategy for Palestine

CMPAC presents a thorough advocacy strategy aimed at addressing the worsening situation in Palestine. With a focus on ensuring justice and humanity, we call on the Canadian government to take decisive action to end all acts of aggression against the Palestinian people, hold accountable those complicit in the genocide, and improve humanitarian conditions. Our objectives […]

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CMPAC Statement Condemning Israel Real Estate Seminars Selling Illegal Settlements in the West Bank

March 5th, 2024, Oakville – The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) condemns the organization and promotion of Israel Real Estate Seminars currently taking place in the United States and Canada, wherein illegal settlements in the West Bank are being marketed for sale. The “Great Real Estate Event”, as advertised on www.realestateisrael.org, violates international and […]

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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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Civil Society Coalition Outlines Bill C-20 Amendment Recommendations

Sep 28, 2023 JOINT STATEMENT ON URGENT NEED FOR ACTION TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABLE, INDEPENDENT AND EFFECTIVE REVIEW OF THE RCMP AND CBSA IN BILL C-20 Our organizations, with decades of expertise in the areas of immigration and refugee law, criminal law, human rights, international law, civil liberties, and national security, are coming together to ensure […]

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