CMLA makes submissions before the Quebec National Assembly re: Bill 59

September 23, 2015
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On September 23, 2015, the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association made submission to the Quebec National Assembly on Bill 59. The Bill, introduced by the Quebec government earlier this year as part of a plan against radicalization, aims to establish civil measures against hate speech,  incitement to violence, and forced marriages. The CMLA’s submission before the.. read more →

COMMUNIQUÉ: L’ACAM sera aujourd’hui en commission parlementaire afin de présenter son mémoire sur le Projet de loi 59

September 23, 2015
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Le mercredi, 23 septembre, 2015 L’Association Canadienne des Avocats Musulmans (ACAM) sera aujourd’hui en commission parlementaire afin de présenter son mémoire sur le Projet de loi 59 (Projet de loi). L’ACAM estime que le Projet de loi répond à des objectifs louables. Elle estime qu’il est primordial de mettre en place des mesures qui visent.. read more →

CMLA Quebec: évènement de réseautage

September 22, 2015
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6@8 réseautage professionnel Mardi 22 septembre 2015 18h00 Café Nutrimania (16 rue Rachel Est, Montréal) L’Association Canadienne des Avocats Musulmans vous invite à son prochain évènement de réseautage, co-organisé avec Cheminement Équivalences, le mardi 22 septembre 2015, à 18h. L’évènement aura lieu au Café Nutrimania, Bar à jus et café végétarien à Montréal (http://www.nutri-mania.com). Le.. read more →

CMLA makes submissions on Street Checks

September 21, 2015
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The CMLA filed its official submissions on street checks (better known as “carding” by Ontario local police services) with the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in response to a public call for submissions.  The CMLA’s submissions make a number of recommendations calling for better oversight of the practice and enhanced protections for.. read more →

CMLA to speak at the Quebec National Assembly re: Bill 59

August 12, 2015
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The CMLA will make submissions on Bill 59 before the Quebec National Assembly on hate speech, honour crimes and forced marriage on September 23, 2015. The submissions will be made as part of an invitation from the public to testify before a committee of the National Assembly. For further updates, please check back regularly and.. read more →

PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms Correct Test for Discrimination

July 24, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2015 – Toronto “There is a silver lining in yesterday’s decision from the Supreme Court of Canada,” says Faisal Mirza, the head of advocacy with the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA). “While dismissing the Commission’s appeal, the Supreme Court accepted the essence of the CMLA legal arguments and advanced the.. read more →

Public Education Seminar Series: Landlord and Tenant Issues on April 30, 2015

April 24, 2015
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The CMLA is pleased to announce that it will be continuing its Public Education Seminar series with the next seminar on Landlord and Tenant issues. The seminar will be held in partnership with the Islamic Institute of Toronto at their location in Scarborough on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Admission is.. read more →

CMLA Publishes Submissions to House of Commons Committee on Bill C-51

March 23, 2015
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The CMLA will be appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on March 26, 2015 on the subject of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015.  In conjunction with its appearance, the CMLA has prepared written submissions to the Committee.  Figure 1 of our submissions, The Big Picture: A.. read more →

CMLA Launches its Mentorship Program

March 1, 2015
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Are you interested in mentoring a Muslim Law Student? Do you want to share your expertise with other future lawyers? The CMLA is pleased to announce the launch of its Mentorship Program. The Lawyer to Student Mentorship Program is a joint mentorship program brought to you by the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA), in collaboration.. read more →

LSUC Racialized Licensees Consultation Paper: CMLA Makes Written Submissions

March 1, 2015
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The CMLA provided its written submissions to the Law Society of Upper Canada, the professional regulatory body for Ontario lawyers.  The CMLA makes submissions that cover the following three area: (i) cultural differences and their impact on the legal workplace; (ii) particular challenges faced by internationally-trained lawyers; and (iii) strategies to enhance the participation of.. read more →