An adjudicator with the Human Rights Tribunal awarded a Muslim couple $12,000 because of the couple’s claim that their Christian landlord discriminated against them based on their creed, failed to accommodate their religious practices and harassed them by creating a “poisoned housing environment”.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, reaffirms his commitment “to speak out against racism, hate, xenophobia, and bigotry in all its forms” emphasizing that “silence is not an option because progress is never permanent.”
“Our collective communal voice is strong and effective”. For the first time ever, Tuesday, February 1st, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) held its inaugural Lobby Day at Queens Park. Participating were more than one hundred volunteers from Ontario’s Jewish community plus CIJA staff.
The Sakinah Community Center in Scarborough depicts itself as “a full-service Muslim community center providing social services, facilitating health and fitness and building strong youth and families through an Islamic based framework.” Sheikh Said Rageah, the imam and founder of Sakinah Community Center accuses the City of Toronto of passing “a discriminatory by-law”. On February 1, 2017, Rageah led a ...
After receiving a legal letter from B’nai Brith Canada, a trade school in British Columbia has reversed a discriminatory policy of rejecting Israeli applicants based on their nationality, which it conducted in contravention of the BC Human Rights Code. It is not known how long this unofficial ban on Israeli nationals has been in place.
A new poll published by Abacus Data on December 29, 2016, found that 79% of Canadians believe that Muslims are the most discriminated against group in Canada (with 46% saying there “a lot” and 33% saying there is “some” discrimination towards Muslims), while only 10% believe there is “a lot” of discrimination against Jews, and 35% believe there is “some” ...
MPPs Mike Colle and Sylvia Jones, joined by representatives from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness, hosted on Thursday, October 27, 2016, a joint press conference at Queen’s Park to discuss Bill:30, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics).