Liberal MP Iqra Khalid urged fellow MP’s to condemn Islamophobia in Canada.
Khalid sponsored M-103 which was passed in the House of Commons last year, the topic has been a controversial debate since it started.
Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons heritage committee that Members of Parliament need to help as a whole to tackle Islamophobia.
“It uses the example of Islamophobia to make a larger point about the problem of all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination — that we have to find ways to tackle that broad problem in Canada as a whole,” she said.
Khalid didn’t define Islamophobia, the controversial topic doesn’t have a clear meaning, protests and angry Canadians voiced their opinions on social media and argued the law would take away any free speech they had left.
M-103 states that the members of the House of Commons call on the Government of Canada to condemn Islamophobia in Canada and “all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.”
Khalid said on Twitter she was honoured to testify on the study of M-103 from the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and is looking for recommendations.
I was honoured 2testify before #CHPC as they commence the study on systemic racism &religious discrimination. Looking frwrd 2recommendations
— Iqra Khalid (@iamIqraKhalid) September 18, 2017
Only time will tell how M-103 will turn out, will it cost Canadians their freedom of speech?
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.