Honourable senators, this Friday, December 13, Ismaili Muslims residing in 25 countries around the world will gather to celebrate the seventy-seventh birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan…
Since the Quebec secular Charter was proposed there has been an increase in hateful acts taking place across Quebec. One particular incident that was reported in the news stood out to me. It was the story of two daycare workers from Verdun who wore niqabs, a veil which reveals only one’s eyes. These two daycare […]
After harsh criticism of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the government is taking action to close some of the loopholes in the program that have been abused by employers. April 29, 2013, the government announced that they were scrapping the provision that allowed employers to pay foreign workers as much as 15% less than the […]
Three days after coming to Canada to work on a chicken farm, Juan Ariza was injured in one of Ontario’s worst traffic crashes. On February 6 2012, a passenger van carrying thirteen temporary foreign workers collided with a truck. There were three survivors. Juan Ariza was lucky to walk away with broken ribs, a broken […]
Sabrina Saqeb spoke at the University of Ottawa on October 22. Born in Afghanistan, Ms. Saqeb’s family fled to Iran as political refugees. She returned to Afghanistan as a young adult, eventually becoming the youngest elected Member of Parliament at the age of 25. I was also invited to speak at this event. Ms. Saqeb […]
Ma question s’adresse au leader du gouvernement au Sénat. Comme vous le savez, je vous ai envoyé ma question à l’avance. Le ministre fédéral pour le Québec, Denis Lebel, a fait l’affirmation suivante en date du 27 septembre 2013, disant que rien dans la charte des valeurs québécoises ne le choquait.
Honourable senators, a special exhibition that explores the life and work of His Highness the Aga Khan is at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.
“Rays of Light: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat,” highlights the institution that the Aga Khan has founded and how their work has developed over the past 50 years to serve people across countries, religions and cultures.
My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. As you know, I sent you my question in advance. On September 27, 2013, the federal minister responsible for Quebec, Denis Lebel, said that nothing in the Quebec Charter of Values upsets him.