CMLA appears on English and French Media re: Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015)

February 2, 2015
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CMLA members have been appearing on various media outlets to discuss Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 as well as Prime Minister Harper’s comments linking Canadian mosques to the promotion terrorism.  CMLA members also commented that the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 potentially infringes the constitutionally protected freedom of expression and transforms CSIS into a secret.. read more →

For Immediate Release: Canadian Muslims ‘deeply troubled’ by Prime Minister’s comments implicating mosques in terror promotion

February 2, 2015
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In a joint statement, the CMLA and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) urged Prime Minister Harper to unequivocally apologize for his troubling comments regarding mosques and terrorism. During his announcement of Bill C51, titled the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, Harper implicated mosques as places where terrorism is advocated. In response to the joint statement,.. read more →

CMLA appears before the Supreme Court

January 23, 2015
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The CMLA and the National Council of Canadian Muslims made oral submissions before the Supreme Court of Canada as joint interveners in the case of Latif v. Bombardier. The CMLA and NCCM argued that the link the Court was seeking between the decision to exclude Latif and a finding of discrimination could be found in part.. read more →

CMLA Dinner Recap

November 24, 2014
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The CMLA Dinner held on November 21, 2014 at District Oven was a resounding success.  The event was completely sold out and the CMLA Board of Directors and members of its Legal Advocacy Committee received great feedback.  In particular, we would like to thank all of those who donated to the CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee.. read more →

CMLA Granted Leave to Intervene Before the SCC

October 16, 2014
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The CMLA is pleased to announce that for the first time in its history, it has been granted leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada.  In a judgment released today, Justice Wagner ruled that the CMLA, together with its joint intervener, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, is permitted to file a 10-page.. read more →

CMLA Intervention before SCC

September 29, 2014
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The CMLA has applied for leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada in Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse et al v. Bombardier Inc., together with the National Council of Canadian Muslims. The case concerns the exclusion of Javed Latif, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin and a Muslim, from certain training courses.. read more →

CMLA Makes Submission to the National Assembly re: Bill 60 Quebec Charter of Values

December 2, 2013
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The CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee, the Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law and the Canadian Muslim Forum made a joint submission earlier today to the National Assembly of Quebec on the subject of Bill 60, the Quebec Charter of Values.  Our submission was endorsed by 35 organizations and academics including the World Sikh Organization.. read more →

Recruiting for the CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee

November 17, 2013
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The CMLA is pleased to announce the launch of its Legal Advocacy Committee (the “LAC”). We are currently recruiting up to six CMLA members to serve on the LAC for terms of either 1 year or 2 years. If you are interested in becoming a member of the LAC, please submit (i) your resume; and.. read more →

CMLA Member Quoted in CBC News

June 11, 2013
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Nader Hasan, a member of the CMLA and a criminal defence lawyer, was quoted in the CBC News on the accused in a recent case requesting a Quran-based defence.  Mr. Hasan noted that “You cannot answer those charges without resorting to law based on man-made Canadian Criminal code and Canadian constitutional principles,” and that “as.. read more →

CMLA at the Court of Appeal for Ontario – R. v. Sadiqi

January 10, 2013
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The CMLA recently sought leave to intervene in the case of R. v. Sadiqi, currently before the Ontario Court of Appeal.  While we are pleased to have been heard at a motion for leave to intervene, we are disappointed to announce that Justice Doherty denied the CMLA’s application today.  The CMLA formed a coalition with the.. read more →