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Canadian Muslim Leaders Meet to Discuss Muslim Civil Rights

TORONTO – More than 150 Muslim community leaders joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) for their annual luncheon briefing on the state of Canadian Muslim civil rights at the Intercontinental Toronto Center last December 22. Each year, the briefing provides a unique window into the public advocacy issues affecting Canadian Muslims, providing a …

Meet Amira Elghawaby, A Canadian Muslim Icon, Human Rights Advocate

Meet Amira Elghawaby, A Canadian Muslim Icon, Human Rights Advocate

Amira Elghawaby is an award-winning Muslim journalist and civil liberties defender. And as a tireless campaigner for human rights, she is making great contributions to the Canadian Muslim community. Before joining the Canadian Labour Congress where she currently works in digital communications, she spent five years promoting the civil liberties of Canadian Muslims as human …

Quebec Court Upholds Right to Wear Hijab in Courtrooms

MONTREAL – The Quebec Court of Appeal issued a decision Wednesday, October 3, ruling that no person can be prohibited from wearing their hijab in the courtroom if it is worn on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief and does not conflict with an overriding public interest. “Freedom of conscience and religion – …

Quebec Muslims Achieve First Victory Vs Burqa Ban

Canadian and Muslim civil rights groups welcomed on Saturday their first victory against Bill 62, known as burqa ban, after a judge suspended the bill measures, dealing the province’s controversial “religious neutrality” law its first legal setback.

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