Boonaa Mohammed, Toronto Muslim writer, spoken-word poet and Dawah activist, hosted on January 8, 2017 a webinar on Anti-Black amongst Muslims featuring Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, Dr. Donna Auston and Imam Shadeed Muhammad.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intensifies his fear-mongering attack aimed at the Conservative Party in the midst of its leadership race. Trudeau accused Conservatives of “attempting to divide Canadians by bringing up old fears, anxieties” and warned his supporters that complacency might cost the Liberal the next federal election.
On December 5, 2016, Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, unveiled MyDemocracy.ca an interactive online questionnaire to engage Canadians in the national conversation about electoral reform.
Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, was introduced on November 24, 2016 in the House of Commons by the Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions. The bill proposes 7 changes to the Canadian electoral system:
Jonathan Kay, the editor of The Walrus and a former editor in charge of the editorial division of the National Post, admits that in last federal elections the Canadian media played a meaningful role in helping defeat Stephen Harper and paving the way for Justin Trudeau to succeed him as a prime minister.
The government of Ontario has introduced on October 19, 2016 the Election Statute Law Amendment Act that would, if passed, implement a number of recommendations made by Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer to promote voter participation and modernize the election process. Key measures include:
Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, said that the federal government has filed on October 20, 2016 its memorandum of argument in the Supreme Court of Canada in the matter of Frank v. Canada (Attorney General), in which it defends current restrictions on non-resident Canadian citizens voting in federal elections.
Prime Minister visited on Monday, September 12, 2016 the Ottawa Mosque to greet the Canadian Muslim community on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. At the end of his short speech Trudeau conveyed the following message to the Canadian Muslim community:
John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, believes that Bill C-6 will be passed by the Senate during the upcoming fall and become the law of the land. In an interview with Des Pardes TV, McCallum said the following:
The Liberal government is leading a major reform in the electoral system. An all-party parliamentary committee has been established to consult Canadians, study electoral reform and submit a report and recommendations to Parliament by December 1, 2016.