The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) says a complaint based on statements made by a Toronto imam urging Muslims to do business only with Muslims is outside the HRTO's jurisdiction. In a December 11, 2017 letter, HRTO informed the complainanRead More..
On December 14, 2017, the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) released the following statement regarding a settlement reached relating to the allegations of harassment and discrimination brought forward by five CSIS employeeRead More..
In a year-end interview with CTV Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, Justin Trudeau defended his decision to provide returning ISIS fighters with "reintegration support", in spite of the fact that Minister of Public Safety Ralph GoodalRead More..
On December 12, 2017, Prime Minister Trudeau issued a statement marking the first day of Hanukah, the holiday which celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over their Greek-Syrian oppressors in 167 B.C., as well as the rededication of the Second JewRead More..
Algerian-born Omar Bulphred, who served seven years for firebombing a Montreal Jewish Boys school in 2006 and detonating a home-made bomb outside a Jewish community centre on the first day of Passover in 2007, was charged on December 4, 2017 with adRead More..
French prosecutors believe there is "sufficient evidence" to put a Lebanese-Canadian academic on trial over his alleged involvement in a bombing of a Paris synagogue. Diab, a dual Canadian-Lebanese citizen, was extradited to France from Canada inRead More..
December 13, 2017: Bahram Ghasemi, Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson, announced that Canada and Iran will hold an "expert level" meeting to discuss the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Harper's ConservativesRead More..
A new national study by the Angus Reid Institute revealed that Canadians are deeply divided on the role of religion in public life. Of the seven religious groups polled, the results showed that even though specific religions are viewed differentlyRead More..
On December 12, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement marking the first day of Hanukkah: "At sunset today, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah – one of the oldest tRead More..