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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CMPAC Disappointed by Imminent Vaughan By-law Approval: A Failure in Community Engagement

Despite an extensive campaign led by the Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC), which included a detailed deputation addressing our concerns and a request for a postponement to facilitate further community engagement and mitigate the politicization of critical issues, the By-law to Protect Vaughan’s Vulnerable Social Infrastructure has been recommended by the committee of the […]

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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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Open Letter – RE: Postponement and Consultation on Proposed By-Law to Protect Vaughan’s Vulnerable Social Infrastructure

Dear Mayor Del Duca and Members of Vaughan City Council, I write to you on behalf of concerned members of the Vaughan community, including various religious, cultural, and social groups, to address significant issues surrounding the proposed By-law to Protect Vaughan’s Vulnerable Social Infrastructure. While we acknowledge the importance of safeguarding our community members from […]

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CMPAC Supports ICLMG’s Call for Extended Scrutiny of Bill C-70

The Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC), in solidarity with the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) and its supporting signatories, co-signed a joint letter raising significant concerns over the expeditious review process of Bill C-70, the Countering Foreign Interference Act, by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. The said letter underscores […]

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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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Remembering Nakba Day: Standing in Solidarity with Palestine

On this Nakba Day, we commemorate the 76th anniversary of the catastrophic events that befell the Palestinian people during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The term “Nakba,” meaning “Catastrophe” in Arabic, encapsulates the profound loss, suffering, and injustice endured by Palestinians as a result of mass displacement, ethnic cleansing, and violence perpetrated against them. It is […]

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Urgent Action Needed: Canadian Leadership Required to Address Rafah Invasion, Police Brutality & Anti-Palestinian Racism

In a comprehensive address to all Members of Parliament, the Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council (CMPAC) outlines critical concerns regarding the escalating crisis in Gaza, instances of disturbing police brutality within Canadian university settings, and the pervasive anti-Palestinian racism prevalent in our society. This letter underscores the urgent need for Canadian leadership to address these […]

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