Canada’s Liberal Party is currently spearheading Motion 103 (M-103) through Parliament. Set for debate in April, the motion calls on the government to “recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear” and “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” The motion also calls for the establishment of a governmental committee to ...
By Daniel Pipes and Christopher C. Hull Who is the enemy? It’s been over 15 years since 9/11 and still this fundamental question still rattles around. Prominent answers have included evil doers, violent extremists, terrorists, Muslims, and Islamists.
Last June, the Ontario court ordered Iran to hand over millions of dollars of non diplomatic assets in Canada, to the victims of terrorist acts from Hamas and Hezbollah, both of which are funded and armed by Iran.
On February 16, 2017 the House of Commons will vote on motion M-103 “Systemic racism and religious discrimination” that was tabled by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid (Mississauga–Erin Mills). The motion condemns “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination”, but fails to define the meaning of “Islam” and “Islamophobia.”
Canada’s Prime Minister Office and the White House published on February 13, 2017 a joint statement following the meeting in Washington between President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In an op-ed in the Toronto Star (February 12, 2017) entitled “A manual for combating Trumpism in Canada”, Haroon Siddiqui, an editorial page editor emeritus of the Star and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, argues that “the Jan. 29 massacre in a Quebec City mosque did not happen in a vacuum.”
Following the discovery of an anti-Semitic flyer which was circulated on campus at Western University in London, Ontario last week which attacked the Jewish community, the Student Council (SCWU) issued a letter condemning the flyer as “hate speech”.
Black Lives Matter – Toronto, the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence, police brutality,” issued on February 9, 2017 a statement defending the use of the term “white supremacy” in connection to the policies of the current federal governments in Canada and the US.