Muslims in the House: February 5 - 9 | Musulmans dans la Chambre: 5 - 9 Février

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
MP Andrew Scheer (Regina – Qu’Appelle), spoke about how Italian and Greek immigrants have become an integral part of Canada. MP Scheer continued by classifying these refugees as legitimate. Furthermore, MP Scheer asked why, returning Daesh fighters, are being granted refugee status. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, replied by assuring MP Scheer that Canada can tell the difference between legitimate asylum seekers and returning Daesh fighters. In addition, Minister Hussen stated that Canada is a compassionate country that is providing protection to Yazidi women and girls in Canada. Minister Hussen brought up the fact that the current government has almost quadrupled the number of privately sponsored refugees entering Canada and has restored refugee health care which was cut by the previous government.

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Muslims in the House: January 29 - February 2 | Musulmans dans la Chambre: 29 Janvier - 2 Février

Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre
The House commemorated the one year anniversary of the January 29, 2017 shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec. Many Members of Parliament, including the leaders of all parties, condemned the shooting, commemorated the six Muslim men who were killed in the attack, and expressed solidarity with residents of Quebec and Canadian Muslims. All members of the House rose to observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the attack.

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Muslims in the House: December 11 - 15 | Musulmans à la Chambre: 11 - 15 Décembre

Aga Khan’s 81st Birthday
MP Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, ON) spoke of the Aga Khan’s 81st birthday and mentioned his several contributions to vulnerable populations around the world. She also brought to light his valuable investments in Canada, including the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.

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Muslims in the House: December 4 - 8 | Musulmans à la Chambre: 4 - 8 Decembre

The United States recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
MP Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC) rose in the House to voice his opposition to the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. MP Caron called the decision “reckless” as it will “jeopardize the rights of Palestinians” and “scuttle any hope for peace in the region”.  With our Western allies voicing their disapproval, MP Caron asked if the Government of Canada would join the international community in denouncing the United States’ decision.

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