Greetings Freedom Defence Canada Supporters!
As you know, these are turbulent times for Canada and for all Canadians who care about freedom of speech and the rights of the individual. M-103, the potentially dangerous motion that aims to limit our ability to criticize belief systems we may not agree with, and stifle our right to free speech is going ahead as expected, despite the fact that there is still no adequate definition of “Islamophobia.” Fortunately, there is considerable resistance from fair minded Canadians everywhere.
Included is the Conservative MPs dissenting opinion to the M-103 report. It is informative and well worth reading. We need to know how to fight this motion, and it is good to know that the CPC is fighting back against the tide of Liberal excess. Happy reading.
Freedom Defence Canada
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Conservative MPs release dissenting opinion to M-103 report
Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom; Scott Reid, Member of Parliament for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston; and David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Flamborough—Glanbrook, today tabled the dissenting opinion to the report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination, or M-103.
“Our dissenting report has given voice to moderate Muslims’ concerns about the implications of ‘Islamophobia’ both as a term and as a concept,” said Anderson.
The report includes five sections: one addresses the Liberals’ assertion that Canada is facing a rising climate of hate and fear; one lays out the over two dozen different definitions of Islamophobia received at Committee; and another addresses religious discrimination in Canada.
“We also address the issue of data collection and end with the assertion that solutions can be found not in a whole-of-government approach, but in a whole-of-Canada approach,” added Sweet.
“We are encouraging relevant communities to come together to solve the challenges that we will be facing together in the coming years,” said Reid. “Our hope is that this dissenting report can play a positive role in addressing very real issues of discrimination faced by many Canadians, including Muslims.”
The tabling of the report comes just days after Liberal MPs denied a vote or a debate on MP Scott Reid’s motion, M-153, which would have declared January 29th Canada’s Annual Day of Solidarity with the victims of anti-religious bigotry and violence.
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For more information, please contact the office of:
David Anderson, MP: (613) 992-0657 or (306) 778-4480
Scott Reid, MP: (613) 947-2277
David Sweet, MP: (613) 996-4984
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