A Canadian Muslim civil rights group sent an open letter on Friday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging the government to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.
Canadians have started a new fundraising campaign for a Canadian Muslim who took seven bullets when he tried to distract the gunman inside Quebec mosque last January, after which he was paralyzed.
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.
Sharing their stories with the public, dozens of Muslim volunteers gathered in a human library event on Saturday in Quebec, in an effort to challenge stereotypes and prejudice.
Adding more weight to the lawsuit challenging Quebec’s Bill 62, known as Burqa ban, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the federal government is actively studying ways in which it might also weigh in.
Two Canadian groups have filed a legal challenge to Quebec bill banning face-covers, including burqa or face-veil, saying the law “gravely infringes” the religious and equality rights of some Muslims in the province.
Muslim students are rethinking plans to study in Quebec after the French-speaking province issued a legislation banning face-covering, including face-veil or burqa, saying the law has changed their perception of the province.
Canadian legal experts confirmed that Quebec’s controversial legislation banning face-veil will not stand up to potential legal challenges in court, expecting it to be overturned eventually.
Government officials in the French-speaking Quebec districts have toned down its interpretation of the much-criticized legislation banning face-covering, clarifying who the law would affect and how it would be enforced.
Wading into the debate on Quebec’s burqa ban, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stressed values of religious freedoms, adding that governments should not tell women what to wear.