Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his decision to participate in the Women in the World Summit in New York City on April 6, 2017 in order “to continue to champion women’s rights, and to emphasize the important role we all have to play to advance gender equality.”
A Regular Meeting of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 was disrupted by members in the audience who opposed the Board’s decision to allow an extended religious accommodation for Muslim students including in relation to the Friday prayers in the public schools..
In a lecture posted on the YouTube channel of Montreal’s Al-Andalous Islamic Center on June 17, 2016, Canadian Imam Wael Al-Ghitawi discussed the wife’s obligations toward her husband in accordance with Islam. Wael Al-Ghitawi said the wife must obey her husband and fulfill his sexual needs whenever he calls her to bed and must not leave home without his permission.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017), activists with Suffragette held a protest against Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, in front of her constituency office in Peterborough, Ontario.
Imam Ahmed Shehab, a former President of Um-Al-Qurra Islamic School who was a candidate for Mayor of Toronto in 2003, calls on Muslim husbands to adhere to the Islamic ethics and to be gentle with their wives. He advised them to avoid bullying their wives or beating them up with baseball bats, sticks or belts warning that it may lead ...
Rival protests took place at Winnipeg City Hall on Saturday, March 4, 2017 against and in favour of Motion 103 also known as the anti Islamophobia motion tabled by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid. Sara Barsky, a Jewish queer woman, confronted a man who protested against the Islamic teachings that condone wife beating. Barsky claimed that holding a sign with a ...
The Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCCC) held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 the “March For Freedom, Liberty & Justice against M-103” (anti Islamophobia motion) at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square.
Sandra Solomon, an ex-Muslim who became a human right activist, arrived on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Mississauga City Hall to deliver a question to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who held a working meeting with Mayor Bonnie Crombie.