Joint Letter to the PM on Gaza

Oct 14, 2023 CMPAC lead 37 Muslim organizations from communities across the country in a joint letter to the Prime Minister addressing our community’s concerns for Gazans caught in this week’s escalations.  We are concerned with the lack of accountability our government is extending in the face of 2.2 million civilians facing ongoing attacks, cut […]

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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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Charter Challenge Acknowledges Bias in Auditing Muslim Charity, Fails to Act

Sep 14, 2023 Today, a court has acknowledged bias in the Canada Revenue Agency’s audit of the Muslim Association of Canada. We are disappointed to see this ruling fall short of bringing justice to MAC as the biased CRA proceedings continue uninterrupted.  CMPAC continues our call to the government to dissolve the Review & Analysis Division, rectify […]

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Financial Action Task Force Submission on the Financial Abuse of Charities

Aug 18, 2023 CMPAC’s submission to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) provides recommendations on the Best Practices Paper to Combat Abuse of Non-Profit Organizations. Our recommendations bring focus to the needed reforms in guidelines that shape anti-terrorsim financing policies, including influencing the Canada Revenue Agency.  We draw attention to the well-documented and biased over […]

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Consultation Submission addressing the financial targeting of Muslim Communities and Charities

CMPAC’s submission to the Department of Finance responds to a consultation on Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime. Our remarks challenge the assumption that Muslim charitable organizations are at an inherently elevated risk, pointing to the absence of evidence linking charities to terrorist financing and the overall compliance track record of the sector.  We […]

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Submission to Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-20

Jun 7, 2023 Bill C-20 establishes a Public Complaints and Review Committee that will oversee civilian complaints about some Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) activity. The legislation falls short in a few areas, including delivering true recourse for victims of unfair treatement at the hands of the CBSA and RCMP. […]

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Senate Committee Testimony

Sep 22, 2022 CMPAC presented before the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights’ hearings on the prevalence of Islamophobia in Canada. Our testimony drew attention to the professionalized Islamophobia networks at play in bolstering systemic and institutional Islamophobia, including their role in influencing public discourse on how Muslims ought to be treated. Our testimony points […]

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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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