CMLA submits comments on Government of Canada Green Paper on National Security

December 16, 2016
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The CMLA submitted its comments to the Government of Canada on the ‘Our Security, Our Rights: National Security Green Paper, 2016′, which may be accessed here. In keeping with its previous submissions and testimony on the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 (Bill C-51) before the House of Commons Committee on Public Safety and National Security, the CMLA reiterated its.. read more →

CMLA makes submissions before the Quebec National Assembly re: Bill 62

December 12, 2016
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On November 2, 2016, the CMLA presented its brief on Bill 62 regarding state religious neutrality and religious accommodation before a committee of the Quebec National Assembly. L’ACAM était en commission parlementaire à Québec, le 2 novembre 2016, pour y présenter son mémoire sur le projet de loi 62 concernant la neutralité religieuse de l’État et les.. read more →

CMLA Granted Leave to Intervene by SCC in Ktunaxa Nation Council

November 10, 2016
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The CMLA, along with its coalition partners, have been granted leave to intervene by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ktunaxa Nation Council and Kathryn Teneese, On Their Own Behalf and On Behalf of All Citizens of the Ktunaxa Nation v. Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Glacier Resorts Ltd. The Ktunaxa Nation.. read more →

Atelier-causerie bilingue avec Me Jameela Jeeroburkhan

November 9, 2016
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Êtes-vous intéressé(e) par la pratique du droit autochtone au Québec? Êtes-vous curieux d’en savoir plus sur le type de parcours pouvant mener à cette pratique? Durant ce premier atelier-causerie bilingue de notre série Droit au cœur, Me Jemeela Jeeroburkhan, associée chez Dionne Schulze, nous parlera de sa pratique en droit autochtone, œuvrant principalement pour des.. read more →

Tickets Now on Sale for “A Conversation with Yasir Naqvi: Canada’s First Muslim Attorney General”

November 5, 2016
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Tickets are now on sale for ”A Conversation with Yasir Naqvi: Canada’s First Muslim Attorney General” on our ticketing page.  As announced previously, the CMLA will be hosting the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, the Attorney General of Ontario, at a special event on November 23 at 6:30 pm. Details are available at the link above. Appointed in.. read more →

CMLA to host Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General of Ontario

November 1, 2016
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The CMLA is pleased to announce that it will host the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, the Attorney General of Ontario, at a special event on November 23, 2016 in downtown Toronto.  Appointed in June, Mr. Naqvi is the first Canadian Muslim to hold the office of Attorney General in Canada.  Mr. Naqvi will provide an audience.. read more →

Québec: Soirée réseautage, élections et AG 2016

May 23, 2016
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Vous êtes cordialement invité-e-s à l’assemblée générale 2016 de la section Québec de l’ACAM.   Au programme : Bilan des activités 2015-2016 et perspectives de la section Québec Élections du comité Québec 2016-2017 Soirée résautage pour faire connaissance d’avocat-e-s et notaires membres du réseau (étudiant-e-s bienvenu-e-s également) L’opportunité de devenir membre de l’ACAM Date et.. read more →

CMLA supports the restoration of the Court Challenges Program

April 25, 2016
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The CMLA attended before the Justice Committee of Parliament last week to comment on the revival of the Court Challenges Program and access to justice issues. The CMLA seeks to protect and advance the values of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter), the rule of law and the dignity of all persons in Canada… read more →

PES: Criminal Law and Knowing Your Rights

April 20, 2016
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The next edition of the CMLA’s Public Education Seminar series will focus on Criminal Law and Knowing Your Rights. The seminar will be held at the Jamia Islamia Canada Centre in Mississauga on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Admission is free and open to all. The seminar will feature criminal and.. read more →

“Time to name an Aboriginal justice to the Supreme Court”

March 28, 2016
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Nader Hasan, of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, and Fahad Siddiqui have published a piece in today’s edition of the Toronto Star advocating for the appointment of an Aboriginal candidate to the Supreme Court of Canada, in light of Justice Thomas Cromwell’s impending retirement.  The article can be read here. read more →