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2019

19

Sep

Justin Trudeau wore brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ party

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Euro News , Time

13

Sep

Green Party candidate out of the race after anti-Muslim social media post surfaces

The Green Party has turfed one of its Ontario candidates over an old social media post in which he spoke about sending a pig carcass to Muslims. Erik Schomann, who was the party’s candidate in Simcoe North, posted a photo of himself helping to roast a pig, with the caption: “We sent the leftovers to Denmark in […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , CBC News

10

Sep

Aspiring teachers denied employment as Montreal school boards apply religious symbols ban

A francophone school board in Montreal’s east end has confirmed that it denied employment to two aspiring teachers who wear religious symbols. This comes less than two weeks after the majority of school boards on the island publicly agreed to apply Quebec’s religious neutrality law after initially speaking out against Bill 21. “Both people were […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , MsnNews

04

Sep

American Agents at Canadian Borders Deny Entry to Canadian Muslims

Trump had previously imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries but the people denied entry are not from any of the countries on the list. A total of six Canadian Muslims have been refused entry to the United States in recent weeks. The incidents have raised concerns among Canadian immigration lawyers. Among the Muslims […]

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Country: Canada
Source: MWN

09

Jul

Canada: Malala can teach in Quebec if she removes hijab

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai can teach in the Canadian province of Quebec if she removes her hijab, Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge said. Quebec recently enacted Bill 21 that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols when dealing with the public, including teachers, nurses and bus drivers. Roberge posted a photo on Twitter […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Euro News , AA

24

Jun

CSIS destroyed secret Cold War file

Canada’s spy service destroyed a Cold War dossier on Pierre Trudeau in 1989 instead of turning it over to the national archives, The Canadian Press has learned. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says the secret file on the former prime minister was scrapped because it fell short of the legal threshold for retention by either […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Sputnik , The Globe and Mail

18

Jun

Quebec passes religious symbols ban

The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a contentious law that bans public sector employees from wearing religious symbols – the Jewish kippah, Sikh turban or Muslim hijab, among others – on the job. The legislation, widely known as Bill 21, passed in a 73-35 vote late on Sunday and takes effect immediately. Quebec’s right-wing […]

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Country: Canada
Source: TRT Haber , Middle East Eye

14

May

Kevin Johnston made “hateful Islamophobic” comments against restaurant chain owner

A former Mississauga, Ont., mayoral candidate charged two years ago with a hate crime, displayed “horrific” behaviour when he made “hateful Islamophobic” comments against Paramount Fine Foods owner Mohamad Fakih, a judge has ruled. In a decision released Monday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded $2.5 million in damages to Fakih and Paramount, a chain of […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , CBC

14

May

Quebec prepares to ban public religious symbols

As a schoolteacher in Quebec, she would be subject to a proposed ban on public employees wearing religious symbols on the job. But the Muslim woman says she is not taking off her headscarf. She says she’s thinking largely of her ninth-graders. “What message does that send to my students?” Naqvi asked. “We’re supposed to […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Euro News , Washington Post

22

Apr

Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada

A healthy, happy future, free from poverty: This is the aspiration of many new immigrants and refugees to Canada and the United States. Leaving harsh conditions and food scarcity behind, they embrace the safety and relative affluence that North America offers. Few would have imagined that migration would damage their family’s well-being and lead to […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Sputnik , The Conversation