Muslims in the House: November 27 - December 1 | Musulmans à la Chambre: 27 Novembre - 1 Decembre

Public Safety
The Leader of the Opposition, MP Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu’Appelle), raised the issue of Canadian Daesh fighters returning to Canada, and reminded the House that in 2015, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warned the government that these individuals are a threat. He asked the Prime Minister why he is focused on providing reintegration services and not prosecuting them. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the government takes the safety of Canadians extremely seriously and that a society is safe when it uses a broad range of tools which include enforcement, surveillance, and national security tools, alongside methods of “deprogramming” individuals.

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Muslims in the House: November 20 - 24 | Musulmans à la Chambre: 20 - 24 Novembre

Attack at Mosque in Nigeria
MP Robert Oliphant (Don Valley West, ON) rose in the House to express his condolences to the people of Nigeria for the terrorist attack that took place on November 21st at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa state. MP Oliphant said that it is appalling that the attack happened in a place of worship.

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Muslims in the House: November 6 - 10 | Musulmans à la Chambre: 6 - 10 Novembre

Religious Freedom
MP Nicholson (Niagara Falls) made a statement in the House to acknowledge that the Justice Committee voted to keep Section 176 in the Criminal Code, which makes it illegal to use threats or force to obstruct religious service, or wilfully disrupt religious assemblies. He stated that Canadians and religious officials will be able to practice their right to worship knowing that they will continue to be protected in the Criminal Code. MP Nicholson also stated that the Conservative Party has always supported religious freedom as a fundamental right that greatly affects all Canadians, regardless of whether they attend religious services.

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Muslims in the House: October 30 - November 3 | Musulmans à la Chambre: 30 Octobre - 3 Novembre

Quebec’s Bill 62
MP Chandra Arya (Nepean, ON) raised concerns regarding Quebec’s Bill 62, which effectively bans face coverings. MP Arya shared his worry that this new provincial bill infringes on the religious freedom of Canadians and will divide Canadians by creating an “us” and “them” dichotomy.

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