Muslims in the House: October 2 - 6

Attack in Edmonton
The Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu’Appelle), asked what is currently being done in wake of the attack in Edmonton. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale (Regina—Wasacana), stated that the collaborative investigation between the RCMP and Edmonton Police is ongoing. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau) urged Canadians not to let this horrific incident divide us. Meanwhile, MP Kerry Diote (Edmonton Griesbach) praised the City of Edmonton and their first responders for their resilience and effort. MP Diote went on to assert that Canada’s strength is that everyone has the right to live and worship as they please and we cannot lose sight of that in light of the cowardly act of terror.

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Muslims in the House: September 25 - 29

Emergency debate on the Rohingya in Myanmar
MP Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) requested an emergency debate to discuss the ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya in Burma. The request was granted by the Speaker. Many members of Parliament including Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), Stephanie Kusie (Calgary Midnapore), and Gord Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) went on to harshly criticize the government’s response to this humanitarian crisis, stating that Canada did not act earlier, and that the Prime Minister did not raise this issue during his speech to the United Nations. They inquired as to Canada’s plan for increasing humanitarian funding, and whether Canada has taken steps to begin the process of accepting Rohingya refugees.

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Muslims in the House: September 18-22

Rohingya in Myanmar
MP Randeep Sarai (Surrey Centre) raised the issue of the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, asking the government for an update on what actions they are taking in response. MP Omar Alghabra (Mississauga Centre) stated that the government is actively engaged on the matter. He mentioned that the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have raised the issue at the highest levels, including with Aung San Suu Kyi and Kofi Annan, and they will continue to raise it at the UN General Assembly. MP Alghabra added that the government will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Rohingya. Later in the week, MP Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) made a statement condemning the killing of Rohingya, called out the inaction of the Myanmar government, and stated that it is the international community’s responsibility to maintain pressure until the Myanmar government steps in.

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NDP Interview Series: Niki Ashton

The New Democratic Party's leadership race is on! 

Ultimately, this race determines who will lead the New Democratic Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election. 

As Canadian Muslims, it is important that we exercise our civic duty to help choose the next leader of the New Democratic Party, who could be the next Prime Minister of Canada.

How to vote?
In order to vote for the next leader of the New Democratic Party, you must be holding an active membership to the New Democratic Party before August 17, 2017.

Interview Series
Over the past few weeks, The Canadian-Muslim Vote has been sitting down with the candidates contesting for the leadership of the New Democratic Party.
We have been profiling these candidates so that you (our readers) can make an informed voting decision.

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NDP Interview Series: Guy Caron

The New Democratic Party's leadership is closing in! 

Ultimately, this race determines who will lead the New Democratic Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election. 

As Canadian Muslims, it is important that we exercise our civic duty to help choose the next leader of the New Democratic Party, who could be the next Prime Minister of Canada.

How to vote?
In order to vote for the next leader of the New Democratic Party, you must be holding an active membership to the New Democratic Party before August 17, 2017.

Interview Series
Over the past few weeks, The Canadian-Muslim Vote has been sitting down with the candidates contesting for the leadership of the New Democratic Party.
We have been profiling these candidates so that you (our readers) can make an informed voting decision.

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NDP Interview Series: Jagmeet Singh

The New Democratic Party's leadership race is on!

Ultimately, this race determines who will lead the New Democratic Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election.

As Canadian Muslims, it is important that we exercise our civic duty to help choose the next leader of the New Democratic Party, who could be the next Prime Minister of Canada.

How to vote?
In order to vote for the next leader of the New Democratic Party, you must be holding an active membership to the New Democratic Party before August 17, 2017.

Interview Series
Over the past few weeks, The Canadian-Muslim Vote has been sitting down with the candidates contesting for the leadership of the New Democratic Party.
We have been profiling these candidates so that you (our readers) can make an informed voting decision.

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Muslims in the House: June 19 - 23

UN Peacekeeping Missions
MP James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman) criticized the Liberal government on Canada’s lack of participation in the United Nations Peacekeeping missions. He questioned why the Liberal government has turned down five UN leadership roles and has not committed to a single UN mission, despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised commitment of 600 troops. In response, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, MP Matt DeCourcey (Fredericton), stated that the government is taking its time to decide what mission Canada will lead.

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Muslims in the House: June 12 - 16

International Development
MP Peter Kent (Thornhill) raised concern as to why the Liberals were funding the UN Relief and Works Agency when it funds two schools in Gaza that were found to have a Hamas-run tunnel in between them. MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Whitby), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, stated that this was investigated and it was shown that there was no access to the property.

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Muslims in the House: May 29 - June 9

Two-Year Conditional Permanent Residence for Sponsored Spouses
MP Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre) spoke about the Standing Committee’s findings on Citizenship and Immigration, specifically in regards to the two-year conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses. MP Zahid stated that the Committee found that the condition can leave some spouses, particularly women, with no option but to stay in abusive relationships for fear of jeopardising their immigration status. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, MP Ahmed Hussen (York South-Weston) stated that the measure, introduced in 2012, has been eliminated completely. He reiterated that the government is committed to gender equality and to combating gender-based violence.

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CPC Interview Series: Erin O'Toole

On May 27, 2017, the Conservative Party of Canada will be electing a new leader. 

This leadership race will ultimately determine who will lead the Conservative Party of Canada (Conservative Party) in the 2019 federal election.

As Canadian Muslims, it is important that we exercise our civic duty to help choose the next leader of the Conservative Party, who could be the next Prime Minister of Canada. 

How to vote?

In order to vote for the next leader of the Conservative Party, you must hold active membership to the Conservative Party before March 28, 2017.

Interview Series

Over the past few weeks, The Canadian-Muslim Vote has been sitting down with a few of the 14 candidates contesting for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

We have been profiling these candidates so that you (our readers) can make an informed voting decision on May 27, 2017.

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