Below are CJPME's most recent Position Papers. See complete list of all of CJPME's Position Papers


M-103 and Islamophobia in Canada – Poll from Nov. 2017

In late 2017, EKOS Research Associates conducted a national survey of Canadians to probe for religious discrimination, particularly Islamophobia, in Canadian society. The EKOS survey is accurate within 3.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.  (All survey data is available at http://cjpme.org/islamophobia)  Two months later, on February 1, 2018, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its M-103 report on religious discrimination in Canada.  The recommendations below synthesize the recommendations of the M-103 report with the survey findings released in parallel. 


For a Constructive role in the Israel-Palestinian Situation

This position paper discusses Trump’s decree recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, its implications and the role Canada must play in the situation. Continue reading


Position Paper: Canada’s Response to Middle Eastern Authoritarian Regimes

This paper discusses multiple subjects regarding Canada's engagement policies with Middle Eastern countries as well as with <regime changing> initiatives led by other Western countries. 


Position Paper: Canadian Attitudes on Israel-Palestine – Poll from Jan. 2017

Between January 25 and February 2, 2017, EKOS Research Associates conducted a national on-line survey of 1,000 Canadians to explore attitudes toward Israel, Palestine, and related issues here in Canada.  EKOS statistically weighted all the data by age, gender, education and region to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of Canada, based on census data.  The margin of error associated with the sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.  The results summarized below are based on respondents who expressed an opinion.   


Position Paper: For a Constructive role in the Israel-Palestinian Situation

This position paper discusses how Canada could incite justice in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. 


Position paper: Syrian civil war

This position paper discusses Canada's stance regarding the Syrian civil war: military engagement, assistance, and aid commitments. 


Position Paper: Islamophobia in Canada

This position paper defines Islamophobia, and discusses the implications and manifestations of Islamophobia, as well as the way politicians should treat the issue. 


Position paper: Bill C-47 and the International Arms Trade Treaty

On April 13, 2017, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-47 for Canada to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty.  MPs must strengthen Bill C-47 (tabled April 13, 2017) before voting in support of Canada’s accession to the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  There are several reasons both to accede the the treaty, and to modify Bill C-47. 


Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

This one-page flyer on the BDS movement shows on the first side how BDS aligns perfectly with international law and Canadian policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And on the second side, it provides the maps of Palestinians dispossession, as well as answers to frequent questions and criticisms of BDS.


Position Paper: Syrian Refugees

This position paper discusses several points regarding how the Canadian government should handle the Syrian refugees.