Canada Revenue Agency
Islamophobic suspicion of Muslims is codified in financial oversight regulations and enforcement by the Canada Revenue Agency. Muslim charities and individuals are getting caught in the crossfire.
The Canadian government’s international comittments to combatting terrorism financing have taken on a strong anti-Muslim bias in their application, through assumptions of guilt aimed at Muslim organizations, and resulting in the financial exclusion of charities and individuals.
CMPAC is working to clear the system of these problematic blocks to active engagement in the charitable and financial sector, so that the diverse and critical charities that operate in Canada and beyond are free to focus on the vital services and support their respective mandates provide.
Targeting Muslim Charities
Muslim Charities have been targeted for deeper and more critical review of their charity status for concerns other organizations get simple reminders.
The CRA’s Review and Analysis Division has a history of targeting Muslim charities, and flagging concerns outside of the department’s review mandate.
National Inherent Risk Analysis
Officers of the Canadian Border Services Agency wield an unparalleled power over entrants to Canada. These agents have the power to deny entry and even ban entrants into Canada, referred to as inadmissibility.
The justifications used to deem someone inadmissible to Canada can be as loose as being essentially fabricated, with no reasonable recourse available.
Besides being an infringement on civil rights, border agents have specifically targeted Muslim community members, including recent cases of Egyptian refugees landing in BC.
Our work on this file is ongoing, including a call for intervention in cases of unjust denial of entry, changes in the powers afforded to individual agents, and avenues for recourse in cases of abuse.
Our Work on this File
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