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 […]
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.
Honourable senators, I rise to speak on the damaging effect that the Quebec government’s proposed Charter of Values is having on visible minority communities in Canada.
I would start by describing a conversation that I had with a young Sikh Québécois boy no older than eight years who was wearing a turban. This young boy spoke to me with an expression of deep concern and fear. He said, “The Quebec Separatist government wants us to leave. But I’m not an immigrant; I was born here. Where will I go? My father was born here; where would we go? Quebec is our home.”
Honourable senators, last Thursday Senator Segal and I heard former United Nations Secretary- General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism’s second annual pluralism lecture at the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa…
Honourable senators, on Saturday, May 18, I was honoured to join thousands of Canadians of many different faiths at the inauguration of the Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta, British Columbia. The Baitur Rahman Mosque is now the largest Ahmadiyya Muslim house of worship in British Columbia.
It was a great honour for British Columbia to host His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifa-tul Masih V, head of the international Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who presented a keynote address at the reception. Speaking about the new mosque, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad declared…
On March 21st of every year Ismaili Muslims around the world celebrate Navroz. Navroz, which is commonly referred to as the Persian New Year, is a festival that many Muslim communities and cultures observe, particularly those belonging to the Shia branch of Islam. More specifically, Navroz represents a time of spiritual renewal as well as […]
The constitution of Canada recognizes the importance of preserving and enhancing the multicultural heritage of Canadians
The constitution of Canada recognizes the rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
The constitution of Canada provides that every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination and that everyone has the freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly and association and guarantees those rights and freedoms equally to male and female persons.