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Alberta to allow Sikhs to wear religious dagger in court

Sikh wearing kirpan banned from Calgary court in 2008

The Canadian Press

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:56 PM MT

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 12:54 PM MT

Alberta has come up with a policy to allow Sikhs to wear a ceremonial religious dagger called a kirpan in courthouses.

Under the Justice Department policy, a person must tell security officers they have a kirpan and wear it in a sheath, under clothing.

The blade of the kirpan can be no longer than 10 centimetres.

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Non-Chinese need not apply: Opened just 3 weeks ago, Food Island Supermarket brings Chinese workers instead of using existing Canadian workforce

 

Food Island Supermarket, which opened just three weeks ago is located at Wonderland and Oxford streets in London. Two employees of the supermarket were involved in a stabbing at two homes on Beaverbrook Avenue nearby on Tuesday Jan 15. 2013. MIKE HENSEN/The London Free Press/QMI AGENCY

London stabbing thrusts Asian grocery stores under spotlight
By Kate Dubinski, Kelly Pedro, The London Free Press 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:55:50 EST PM

Food Island Supermarket, which opened just three weeks ago is located at Wonderland and Oxford streets in London. Two employees of the supermarket were involved in a stabbing at two homes on Beaverbrook Avenue nearby on Tuesday Jan 15. 2013. MIKE HENSEN/The London Free Press/QMI AGENCY

It sticks out like a sore thumb — more than a dozen people packed into a house built for a single family in a quiet London suburb.

Next door, there’s another just like it.

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Montreal: Côte-des-Neiges swimming pool enforces gender-apartheid

 

Saudi-Arabia-Rules for a female only swimming pool.

Côte-des-Neiges under fire for offering gender-segregated swimming
Sessions an ‘infringment on rights’: Drainville
CBC News Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:32 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2013 3:40 PM ET
Gender-segregated swimming hours should not be allowed, say Bernard Drainville, Quebec’s minister for democratic institutions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Facebook
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Gender-segregated swimming sessions at the Côte-des-Neiges sports centre have come under fire after an official complaint was filed with the borough.

Every Sunday, an hour is set aside for women-only swimming and another hour for men at the public swimming pool. The borough implemented the sessions 16 years ago at the request of some of its Muslim and Jewish citizens.

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Bryan Lilley on Canada’s relationship with Islam

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Brampton, Ontario: Wali ul Asr Elementary School student praises Ayatollah Khomeini and Hassan Nasrallah

 

GTA Muslim School Girl Praises Hezbollah Leader’s Defeat Of Zionist Regime In Madrassah Speech Competition

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GTA Muslim School Girl Praises Hezbollah Leader’s Defeat Of Zionist Regime In Madrassah Speech Competition

In 2010 the Wali ul Asr school, located in Brampton Ontario, staged a speech competition among its elementary school students.

Wali ul Asr is affiliated with the Shia sect of Islam. From it’s web site:

“Wali ul Asr School is a federally registered non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Muslim leaders who will support our Imam’s cause. The school strongly believes that Muslim children and youth can integrate into society as ambassadors of their faith and become leaders rather than followers who become merged and lost.”

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Spencer Fernando: “This is why I oppose the creation of a Racialized Representative.”

We are more than the colour of our skin

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Spencer Fernando
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ra·cial·ize

verb (used with object), ra·cial·ized, ra·cial·iz·ing.

1: To impose a racial interpretation on; place in a racial context.
2: To perceive, view, or experience in a racial context.
3: To categorize or differentiate on the basis of race.

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