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Canada

2019

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

29

Mar

Canada’s Quebec to ban public workers from wearing religious symbols

The Canadian province of Quebec will ban public sector employees from wearing religious symbols during work hours, in legislation introduced on Thursday, a controversial move that critics say targets Muslim women who wear hijabs or other head coverings. The proposed law sets the province’s right-leaning Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government on a collision course with Prime Minister […]

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Country: Canada
Source: TRT Haber , TRT World

11

Feb

Quebec mosque shooter is sentenced to life in prison

A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison on Friday. Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years longer than usual before he can apply for parole. In his decision, Judge Francois Huot rejected a prosecution request for a 150-year sentence, […]

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2018

11

Dec

Black people 20 times more likely to be shot by Toronto police

A black person is 20 times more likely to be shot dead by police than a white person in Canada’s largest city, according to a new damning report from Ontario province’s human rights watchdog. The Ontario Human Rights Commission studied seven years of data related to interactions between police and black residents in Toronto for […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Aljazeera

03

Dec

CBC news broadcast praises PKK terrorist women

The Canadian state-owned channel CBC has broadcast news praising the PKK’s terrorist women, although the latter is on the Canadian list of terrorist organizations. A photographer residing in Montreal traveled to Qandil, Iraq, and took photographs of women terrorists in the camps, and the channel broadcast these photographs. According to the news, the photographer spent several […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , TRT