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 →

La reconnaissance de la « Kafala » musulmane en droit civil québécois et en droit de l’immigration canadien: état des lieux et pistes de solutions

January 23, 2015
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Jeudi 26 février 2015, 17h à 20h Club St-James, (1145 avenue Union, Montréal) Formation reconnue par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 3 heures   La « Kafala » musulmane, que l’on retrouve dans plusieurs pays de droit musulman ne constitue pas une adoption  au sens du droit.. read more →

CMLA NMLSA Annual Luncheon

December 3, 2014
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The time has come once again for the Annual Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association – National Muslim Law Students Association Luncheon.  The networking lunch will take place on Saturday December 27, 2014 at Marche Restaurant at181 Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario.  The lunch is scheduled to begin at noon but this is to be confirmed.  Please check the CMLA website or follow.. 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 →

Atelier juridique sur la discrimination

September 15, 2014
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Samedi 27 septembre 2014, un atelier juridique sur la discrimination au Québec sera dispensé par l’Association Canadienne des Avocats Musulmans aux membres du public qui souhaitent mieux connaître leurs droits et leurs recours à ce sujet. L’atelier est co-organisé en partenariat avec Nisa Support, association québécoise oeuvrant pour le bien-être et l’épanouissement des femmes et.. read more →

Intervention radio CKUT 90.3 FM

August 13, 2014
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Me Coline Bellefleur, présidente du comité fondateur de la section québécoise de l’Association Canadienne des Avocats Musulmans, et Me Dahlia Chalati, également membre du comité, étaient les invitées de l’émission Caravan du 13 août 2014 sur les ondes de CKUT, 90.3 FM. Lors de l’entrevue, elles ont ainsi présenté le mandat et les activités de la nouvelle section québécoise,.. read more →