Islamophobia motion making waves in Ottawa Motion 103 has been making burberry outlet chicago lots of headlines this week, with the Liberals and Conservatives repeatedly butting heads over the text, the intention behind it, and what itcould meanmoving forward.
The motion was tabled by a Liberal MP,Iqra Khalid, and is just one of several similar motions best deals on burberry that have passed without much fanfare in the House. The government should recognize burberry online outlet usa the need to the increasing public climate of hate and fear. government burberry brit sale should Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination. Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage should look athow the government could develop an to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia and collect data to hate crime reports. committee should present its findings and recommendations to Parliament within240 days. Story continues below So basically, if the motion passes, a committee will study how to better tackle religious discrimination in Canada. That it. What is M 103 NOT?Motion 103 is not a bill, and it will never become law. READ MORE:Conservatives supported 'condemning all forms of Islamophobia' in October There is no requirement for the prime minister or his cabinet to take any action based on M 103, even if it passes and the Heritage committee issues recommendations. Anyone who wishes to denounce Islam or Muslims publicly can still do so if this motion passes. WATCH: will burn down your mosques MP reads threats following motion Hate speech is still a crimein Canada, however. M 103 has no affect whatsoever on the Criminal Code provisions related to hate speech and inciting hatred, which remain in effect with or without it. Why is it so controversial?One word: Islamophobia. Critics of the motion point out that M 103 asks the House to Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination without defining what actually means. (Previous motions before the House have singled out individual religions in a similar manner, for instance by asking MPs to condemn anti Semitism.) It not just Conservatives crying foul. Even former Liberal minister Irwin Cotler has said the wording should be tweakedto ensure broad support.
The government argues that critics are playing politics with what should be an easy motion to get through the House. Now what?The House debated the motion on Wednesday this week. The Conservatives tried tabling a similar motion on Thursday, taking out the reference to Islamophobia, to no avail.
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