Muslims In The House Oct 1-5, 2018

We’ve just published our weekly edition of Muslims in The House for the week of October 1 – October 5!

This week’s edition covers the new United States, Mexico and Canada trade agreement, irregular border crossings from the US and the award of the Order of Canada to Ms. Alia Hogben. Ms. Alia Hogben is just the second Canadian Muslim woman to be awarded the Order of Canada. Congratulations to Ms. Hogben on winning this prestigious award and for her advocacy work to promote women’s rights and combat forms of bigotry.

October is Muslim Heritage Month so be sure to participate in events marking this month in your community.

For those living in Ontario, early voting for the Municipal elections is open across the province this weekend. If you have an hour or more to spare, please consider joining a campaign! If you are interested to join a municipal campaign, please email isa@canadianmuslimvote.ca

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Muslims In The House: Sept 18-28, 2018

The Federal Parliament is back in session and we are back with our weekly Muslims in the House blog! We've just published our weekly edition for the two week period from September 18 – September 28!

This week’s edition covers the recognition of the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar and related revocation of the honorary Canadian citizenship of Aung San Suu Kyi, Canada/US free-trade negotiations and the irregular border crossings from the U.S.

October is Muslim Heritage Month so be sure to participate in events marking this month in your community.

TCMV is busy working hard on various initiatives to increase political engagement among the Muslim community. For more information about TCMV’s activities and how you can help, please Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Executive Team Announcement - Welcoming TCMV's Executive Director, Ali Manek

As-salāmu ʿalaykum,

On behalf of the Board of Directors at The Canadian Muslim-Vote, I am thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Ali Manek.

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Muslims in the House: June 18 - 22 | Musulmans dans la Chambre: le 18 - 22 juin

Arson attack against Edmonton Mosque
MP Randy Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre, AB, Lib) and MP Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, AB, Cons) made statements in house to express the solidarity of Albertans and Canadians with the Muslim community following an  act of arson against the Edson mosque.

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Muslims in the House: June 4 - 8, 2018

Canada-US Tariffs

Leader of the opposition, Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu’Appelle, SK) stated that the Conservatives supported the government’s decision to retaliate to the American tariffs made against Canadian Aluminum and Steel workers, however did not understand why tariffs would only come into effect on July 1st, 2018 while American tariffs came into effect immediately.

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Muslims in the House: May 22 - 25

Human Rights – Saudi Arabia arresting women rights activists
In connection with Saudi Arabia’s arrest of seven women’s rights activists, MP Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor – Tecumseh, ON) asked the government how it can claim to defend human rights in Saudi Arabia while continuing to ship arms to Saudi Arabia and celebrate its Canada – Saudi Arabia relationship?

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Muslims in the House: May 7 -11

Cannabis Legalization
With the impending legalization of cannabis, MP Alain Rayes (Richmond - Arthabaska, QC) expressed concerns with the impending legalization of cannabis--specifically, that cannabis would become legal for recreational consumption before Bill C-46, the drug-impaired driving bill, would fully be implemented by local law enforcement. MP Rayes called on the Government to not implement the legalization of cannabis law enforcement officials in Canada are “equipped and trained” to deal with cannabis consumption.

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Muslims in the House: April 27 - May 4

MiH – April 30 – May 4, 2018

Foreign Affairs – Extradition of Hassan Diab

MP Matthew Dube (Beloeil-Chambly, QC) inquired about the extradition of Hassan Diab, a Canadian, to France and his subsequent return to Canada because the burden of proof for his extradition was so insufficient that it did not hold up in a French court. MP Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, responded that the current Canadian government advocated at every level for Mr. Diab’s return to Canada and are happy that he is back home but noted that the extradition occurred under the previous Conservative government with involvement of government officials at that time. The Canadian government is currently looking into extradition requests as it is an important matter.

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Muslims in the House: April 23 - 27 | Musulmans dans la Chambre: le 23 - 27 avril

Violence Against Women
MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry—Suroît, Quebec) raised the issue of insufficient funding to combat sexual assault on Canadian university campuses pointing to a UN report criticizing the government’s general inaction on the issue of violence against women. Prime Minister Trudeau responded by stating that the government understands the importance of tackling gender-based violence which is why budget 2018 allocates $5.5 million to improve access to on-campus centres for the prevention of sexual harassment and that the government has committed $86 million to develop a broader strategy to prevent and tackle gender-based violence.

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Muslims in the House: April 16 - 20 | Musulmans dans la Chambre: le 16 - 20 avril

Foreign Affairs: Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
MP Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh) questioned what the government has done recently with respect to the Rohingya crisis, given that the final report on this issue by Bob Rae, Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, calls for Canada’s increased leadership in providing humanitarian aid.

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