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 →

Canadian Muslims Issue a Call to Action to Eradicate Domestic Violence

November 16, 2011
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The CMLA is pleased to announce that it is one of over 70 organizations to endorse a statement on the eradication of domestic violence as we approach December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  The full text of the statement is available here. read more →

Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association Applauds Decision of Toronto District School Board

July 15, 2011
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The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) applauds the decision of theToronto District School Board (TDSB) to permit private prayer for one half-hour each week in a designated space at Valley Park Middle School.  The press release may be accessed here. This sign of tolerance and respect allows students of the Muslim faith to avoid having to.. read more →

The CMLA Testifies before the Public Safety and National Security Parliamentary Committee

February 10, 2011
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The CMLA testified today before the Public Safety and National Security Parliamentary Committee.  Ziyaad Mia represented the CMLA in its testimony on Bill C-17, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Investigative Hearing and Recognizance with Conditions).  Among other powers, Bill C-17 provides law enforcement with the power to detain an individual without charge for.. read more →