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 →

CMLA issues a joint Press Release re: Committee Hearings for Bill C-51

February 26, 2015
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The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association issued a joint press release with other Canadian Rights groups calling on the government to withdraw its motion for limiting committee hearings on Bill C-51. The CMLA takes the position that Bill C-51 grants the Canadian government with vague and unnecessary powers that pose a risk to the civil and.. read more →

CMLA joins the discussion on CBC’s Power and Politics re: Bill C-51

February 23, 2015
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The CMLA appeared on CBC’s Power and Politics to voice their concerns regarding Bill C-51 as it underwent a second reading vote in Parliament. Ziyaad Mia of the CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee commented on the fundamental flaws of the Bill which can be read in full detail in our Briefing Note. The Power and Politics.. read more →

CMLA Publishes Briefing Note on Bill C-51

February 22, 2015
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The CMLA has published a briefing note on Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015.  The briefing note may be downloaded here or you can view the document below.   CMLA Briefing Note on Bill C-51 by Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association – Association Canadienne des Avocates Musulmanes read more →

CMLA Quoted in Global News

February 14, 2015
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Ziyaad Mia of the CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee was quoted in Global News on a piece exploring the definition of terrorism in light of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 and comments by the Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay on the arrests in Nova Scotia. read more →