OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — With the strong backing of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, Canada’s Parliament passed a motion this afternoon 201 to 91 that critics say singles out Islam for special protection.
As was expected, the motion was passed along party lines, with the Liberals and New Democrats supporting it, while the majority of Conservatives opposed it.
Tabled by Muslim liberal MP Iqra Khalid, M-103 urges the federal government to “condemn Islamophobia” and to “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia.”
Farah Shirdon, Muslim terrorist beloved by Justin Trudeau for burning his passport in support of PM Useful Idiot’s post modern-democracy fantasy.
A Canadian appeals court upheld Wednesday a ruling ordering a journalist to hand over records of his communications with an alleged member of the ISIS group to federal police.
VICE Media Canada had appealed the March 2016 order by the Ontario Superior Court obliging VICE News reporter Ben Makuch to turn over records of his online chat with Farah Shirdon.
Shirdon, a Canadian charged in absentia in September 2015 with leaving the country to join a banned terrorist group, threatening Canada and its allies, and related offenses, is suspected of involvement with ISIS. The appeals court’s decision Wednesday to uphold the order set off an outcry from the reporter’s company and press freedom groups.
The Liberals have worked hard to make the link between the welfare of middle-income Canadians and economic growth, and rightly so. Economic growth is a necessary – if not always sufficient – condition for sustained, broad-based improvements in living standards. The Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council of Economic Growth set itself an ambitious target in its reports: to increase the growth rate of real median incomes from the current baseline of 1.2 per cent a year to 2.2 per cent in 2030. In growth empirics, a sustained increase of one percentage point a year would be an extraordinary achievement, the equivalent of an extra $15,000 a year for median earners.
But the chances of that actually happening are vanishingly small. And just as the so-called “middle-class tax cut” mainly benefits people in the top third of the income distribution, the proceeds of the “innovation agenda” will likely be absorbed by the usual class of well-connected rent-seekers.
Useful Idiot Melanie Joly and Islamist 5th Columnist Iqra Khalid Lie About M103
Canadians, regardless of their political affiliation, should stand firmly against M-103, the motion by liberal MP Iqra Khalid that urges among other things the government to “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia.” M-103 is not a bill, but its natural evolution could be a law criminalizing any speech, opinion or action that promotes so-called Islamophobia.
When she tabled her motion, Khalid cited her childhood experience. “ When I moved to Canada in the 1990s, a young girl trying to make this nation my home, some kids in school would yell as they pushed me, ‘Go home, you Muslim’ — but I was home. I am among thousands of Muslims who have been victimized because of hate and fear,” she said.
An anti-sharia law petition is gaining votes on the Canadian government’s e-petition website at the same time as an anti-Islamophobia motion faces a vote in the House of Commons.
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid had the final say Tuesday evening as her controversial motion faced its second hour of debate.
“M103 is not an attempt to create sharia law,” Khalid said as she brought up what she labeled “outrageous claims” made by critics of the motion.
The motion calls for a study to look at tackling racism and discrimination but has generated concern, and even multi-faith protests across the country, for singling out the phrase Islamophobia. As I’ve written in several columns, the vague phrase is used as a tool in Muslim majority countries to justify punishing people for blasphemy.
In Trump era, some Mexican migrants head north – to Canada
Shortly after crossing the Rio Grande into the gang-infested border city of Reynosa, dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump’s first days in office said they would soon try to head north again – but this time to Canada.
In a Reynosa migrant shelter, just yards from the U.S. border, 26-year-old Cenobio Rita said he had earned about $3,000 a month installing playgrounds in Richmond, Virginia, before he was deported on Feb. 15 after police found marijuana in his car.
Having left Mexico as a 14-year-old, he fretted about returning to his violent home state of Michoacan. With Trump taking a tough stance on undocumented immigrants, he ruled out a common path for many deportees – back into the United States.
“I want to go to Canada with my passport,” he said. “For those without documents, I think (the United States) is over. Now it’s Canada’s turn.”
What does it say about the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when it repeatedly suggests the vast majority of Canadians are Islamophobic, bigoted and racist?
Time and again, Trudeau and the Liberals try to come up with divisive wedge issues for the Conservatives to slip on — which is politicking, not governing — and time and again it blows up in their faces.
The latest is the Liberals’ so-called “anti-Islamophobia” motion proposed by MP Iqra Khalid but, more importantly, backed by Trudeau and the PMO, the wording of which a recent Forum Research poll found 71% of Canadians surveyed oppose, with only 14% in support.
An emerging Trump Phenomenon in Canada? What could possibly have caused that?
A new CROP poll released Monday indicates growing support for a “Trump-style” populist candidate in Canadian politics as well as a growing suspicion of Muslim immigrants.
The internet poll surveyed 2,513 people across Canada, including 1,024 Quebecers, and was conducted over four days in January, including the day of the infamous Quebec City Mosque shooting.
The good news for Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Kellie Leitch and her “Canadian values” campaign: three-quarters of those polled are in favor of vetting new immigrants with a Canadian values test to determine their ideology on basic equality issues.