Please contact your MPs to support anti-Islamophobia motion

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21), Parliament will vote on MP Iqra Khalid’s proposed motion M-103.  This motion calls on Parliament to condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.  The motion also calls for studies on how to address the problem of growing Islamophobia in Canada.  Such a motion will help raise awareness and combat racism against Muslims in Canada. Continue reading


Ask the Trudeau government to approve Montreal-Beirut Direct Flights

Since June, 2003, the Canadian government has refused to grant a license for flights between Montreal and Beirut.  In the meantime, British Airways, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France and other airline companies have launched and maintained regular direct flights to the capital of Lebanon.   It is estimated that the number of Lebanese-Canadians in the Montreal area is close to 250,000.  It is believed that the Lebanese-Canadian community is the largest ethnic community which is not served by a direct flight.  Even Denis Coderre asserted that his dream is to have a direct flight Montreal-Beirut.  The only obstacle to airlines establishing this service is the fact that the Canadian government refuses to grant the necessary licenses.  Continue reading


Please ask Ontario MPPs to vote against anti-BDS motion

This Thursday, Dec. 1st, a Conservative MPP will propose a motion to the Ontario legislature to condemn the BDS movement.  The BDS movement – standing for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – pressures Israel economically to respect the human rights of Palestinians.  Such a motion violates our right to free expression, and defames defenders of human rights.     Continue reading