National Canadian Muslim Organizations Joint Statement on Bill 62

October 20, 2017
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October 19, 2017 Quebec Bill 62 Is a Direct Attack on Religious Freedoms of Muslim Women Joint Statement by National Canadian Muslim Organizations Montreal and Toronto, Canada: The Canadian Council of Imams (CCI), the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Canada,.. read more →

Justice Zabel Disciplinary Ruling

October 19, 2017
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Dear CMLA Members Re: Disciplinary Ruling Regarding Justice Zabel This is a case summary and comment in relation to the Ontario Judicial Council Disciplinary Ruling released September 11, 2017 concerning Justice Zabel of the Ontario Court of Justice, Central West Region.[1] Background: 81 complaints were filed to the Ontario Judicial Council regarding Justice Zabel including.. read more →

CMLA and CABL Letter to Ministers of Public Safety and Immigration Re: RCMP Oversight

October 19, 2017
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October 18, 2017 The Honourable Ralph Goodale and The Honourable Ahmed Hussen House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Honourable Ministers of Public Safety and Immigration: Re:       RCMP Racial and Religious Profiling at the Quebec Border The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) with the support of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) is.. read more →

CMLA Masters Series CPD with Nader Hasan

October 10, 2017
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We hope to see you on November 7, 2017 for a CMLA Masters Series talk by leading litigator and CMLA legal advocacy committee member Nader Hasan about Public Interest Advocacy from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Bar Association 20 Toronto St, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8. Nader will discuss public interest advocacy and professionalism.  He will provide insight into the importance of perseverance in litigation.. read more →

Bill C-59 Requires More Reforms

September 19, 2017
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The CMLA has partnered with several civil rights organizations and experts to express our concerns with the revised national security legislation known as Bill C-59.  Although the amendments in Bill C-59 address some of the problems in the predecessor legislation (Bill C-51) more reforms are needed to improve oversight of agencies, procedural fairness, and limits.. read more →

The CMLA Granted Leave to Intervene in Two Supreme Court of Canada Cases

September 12, 2017
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We are proud to announce that the CMLA has been granted Intervenor status in 2 cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. 1) Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada.   Hearing date: November 28, 2017 The CMLA will be represented by counsel:  Kumail Karimjee Nabila F. Qureshi Case Summary: Canadian Charter of.. read more →

Pathway to Success: An Address By Walied Soliman, Chair Norton Rose Canada

September 12, 2017
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The CMLA in partnership with MAX Mentors is pleased to invite you to an evening with Mr. Walied Soliman who will share his journey to becoming a successful lawyer along with anecdotes and advice on how to get there. This event is geared towards young lawyers and law students but is open to all. Appetizers and light refreshments courtesy of Norton Rose and Paramount will.. read more →

Introducing the CMLA Board Nominees

March 7, 2017
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The CMLA’s Annual General Meeting is almost here.  It will be held on Thursday March 9 at Torys LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  The most important item of business at the AGM will be nominations for the CMLA’s Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body of the CMLA and oversees all of the work undertaken.. read more →

Formation Continue: Les Bases de la Propriété Intellectuelle

February 9, 2017
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LES BASES DE LA PROPRIÉTÉ INTELLECTUELLE: Ce que tout avocat doit savoir pour mieux servir ses clients (Formation reconnue par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 1h30). RÉSERVATION OBLIGATOIRE AVANT LE VENDREDI 17 FÉVRIER 2017 Date : 23 février, de 17h30 à 19h Lieu : Norton Rose Fulbright,.. read more →

Unconditional Ban on Torture

February 1, 2017
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The CMLA, along with seven other human rights organizations, wrote to the Honourable Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety, highlighting the “urgent need for Canada to revise the Ministerial Directives on torture issued by the previous government to conform to the unconditional ban on torture in international law.” The full letter may be found.. read more →