Hassan Guillet won a contested nomination in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel, becoming the first Liberal candidate not to come from the influential Italian community since the 1988 inception of the east-end riding.
Prayer, fasting, religious holidays, pilgrimage, as well as dietary and clothing requirements form part of Islamic practice for many Muslims. Such religious practices are legally protected in Canada.
The purpose of Islamic schools is to educate students about Islamic teachings and to provide an environment that models and nurtures Islamic values within the wider context of Canadian society. Some think that playing the anthem in Islamic schools conflicts with Islamic teachings and practices.
Islamic convert Stephanie Roy maintains prejudice against Muslims stems from “ignorance” or “small-mindedness,” she joins more than 500,000 Muslim women in Canada living in a climate of increased right-wing extremism that deliberately targets Muslims.
A social media post about Arabic writing on patrol car has resulted in many angry phone calls from Americans upset over the apparent “Islamization of Canada.” The post was picked up by a conservative American blog site that also published the phone number for London police.”Headquarters has been getting calls like crazy,” Const. Sandasha Bough said. “Some of them are being patched up to me and people are just screaming at me.”
That was the basis of the complaint put forward by the FCDF’s executive director, Daniel Piedra, who said, “By urging teachers to bless Muslim students in Arabic, the district is running roughshod over the mandate of government neutrality toward religion.”
What a difference four years can make. Previous to our current government, cabinet members and caucus worked to improve the lives of the Canadian people. While in no way an immaculate endeavour, at least previous governments refrained from attacking those who voted them into office.
After years of complaints from the Muslim community about companies slapping the term “halal” on food that is not, new labelling regulations come into effect today across the country.
The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from the Canadian Arab Federation over a federal decision to cut funding due to allegations the group supported the actions of terrorist organizations.
This is not simply an example of people choosing to live in accordance with their own beliefs. It is a case of religious leaders bullying others into obeying commands completely at odds with Britain’s own values of equality and fairness.