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MONTREAL: Jewish tourist punched in the face

CTV Montreal
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:23PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:11PM EDT

Montreal police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a Jewish man was punched in the face in Snowdon on Monday.

The alleged assault is just one of seven reported cases of anti-Semitism in Montreal since last weekend, a direct effect of growing tensions arising from increased violence between Israel and Gaza.

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A French tourist, the man, who does not want to be identified because he fears for his safety, said he was walking out of a kosher restaurant on Queen Mary Rd Monday, talking to his sister about Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, when two men approached them in front of the Pharmaprix drug store.

One of the men punched him.  Continue reading

CALGARY: Israeli–Palestinian conflict brought into Canadian streets

July 18, 2014 7:48 pm

Tensions flare at Calgary protest over conflict in Gaza Strip

By   Global News

CALGARY- A protest in downtown Calgary about the conflict in the Gaza Stripturned violent on Friday.

Around 6 p.m., hundreds of people gathered in front of City Hall in support of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza. However, a handful of Israeli supporters showed up, and a confrontation broke out.

Some men began pushing and shoving, and one man even stomped on an Israeli flag.

That prompted police to get involved, and a line of police officers set up across Macleod Trail to try and ease tensions.

As a result, all four lanes of Macleod Trail near Olympic Plaza were shut down.

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PRESS RELEASE       –

NATIONAL MOVEMENT  AGAINST  FUNDAMENTALIST  RELIGIOUS  IDEOLOGIES.

PICKET AGAINST ISLAMIC PRAYERS IN SECULAR TORONTO SCHOOL

SIGNED :  CANADIANS UNITED AGAINST TERROR

Canadians United against Terror is pleased to announce a series of national events to coincide with our support for the proposed Quebec Values Charter.

 Our first major event of 2014 will be a picket in front of VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL in Toronto to oppose Islamic prayers and gender apartheid in that publicly funded secular school.

 At the same time our Quebec and Atlantic Canada branches will be staging rallies.

We are a grassroots national movement to oppose the intrusion of fundamentalist religious ideologies into our society, with special focus on those that violate our norms of gender equity and other cherished values.

 We support the proposed Quebec Values Charter and will lobby to have similar legislation implemented across the nation. We have assembled a national team of prominent leaders to achieve this.

 We shall shortly announce a date for the Toronto VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL PICKET. There will be simultaneous rallies in Montreal and Halifax.

 Media Contact Email: canadavsterror@gmail.com Website: www.risecanada.com

 Dr Bikram Lamba (National Spokesman, Ontario Regional Leader)

 Andre Drouin (Quebec Regional Leader)                       

Michele Walsh (Atlantic Canada Regional Leader)             

 

PETITION: Reverse your decision that allows religious accommodation to trump gender equality

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QUEBEC: Sovereignist group denounces Bill 60, says it goes too far

CTV Montreal

Published Sunday, January 26, 2014 6:16PM EST

Saying it goes too far, a group of sovereignists who support inclusive secularism spoke out Sunday against the proposed Charter of Quebec Values.

Calling itself Sovereignists for Inclusive Secularism, the group said the proposed Charter takes banning wearing “conspicuous” religious wear to an extreme, adding Bill 60 would create a climate of intolerance in the province.

The groups said rather than promoting equality between the sexes, the bill would penalize Muslim women especially. (…)

Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/sovereignist-group-denounces-bill-60-says-it-goes-too-far-1.1656733#ixzz2rYrMM1FG

B.C.’s first traditional Chinese medicine school setting up in Richmond

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B.C.’s first traditional Chinese medicine school setting up in Richmond

Kwantlen’s Richmond campus to host government-funded operation

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QUEBEC: Bill 60 is long overdue, says former Herouxville councillor

Bill 60 is long overdue, says former Herouxville councillor

Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/bill-60-is-long-overdue-says-former-herouxville-councillor-1.1651965#ixzz2rNfR1u6j

Hearings on the proposed Charter of Values continued Wednesday at the National Assembly with the man behind the 2007 Herouxville saga.

Among those testifying, was former Herouxville town councillor Andre Drouin, who helped ban religious face coverings and stonings in his Mauricie town.

Drouin said the past seven years have been quite an education, for him, and that Bill 60 is long overdue.

“I believe it’s probably the first, well the best, thing that can happen to the province of Quebec now and I will dare at this – Canada will probably imitate us,” he said.

In 2007, the town of Herouxville famously passed a lifestyle code that including such points as banning religious face coverings and death by stoning.

Drouin said the Charter of Values will be very useful.

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Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/bill-60-is-long-overdue-says-former-herouxville-councillor-1.1651965#ixzz2rNfhjPLP

Quebec Charter of Values: Will it trigger national debate on multiculturalism and religious accommodations?

Quebec’s charter: Canada still has work to do on multiculturalism

Experts and GTA residents say it’s time for a national discussion on religious freedom as Quebec prepares to consider its “charter of values.”

Dr. Gurjit Bajwa, an emergency room physician at Etobicoke General Hospital, wishes everyone could see past his turban to who he truly is: a Canadian, born and raised, who happens to be Sikh.

JACQUES GALLANT / TORONTO STAR

Dr. Gurjit Bajwa, an emergency room physician at Etobicoke General Hospital, wishes everyone could see past his turban to who he truly is: a Canadian, born and raised, who happens to be Sikh.

By:  Staff Reporter, Published on Sat Sep 07 2013
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Sitting in the quiet cafeteria at Etobicoke General Hospital, Dr. Gurjit Bajwa doesn’t give off the impression of a man who just pulled a near 10-hour shift the previous day in the ER, where he was so busy he barely had time to go to the bathroom.

He’s animated, articulate and mostly in a good mood. But he’s frustrated.

His arms crossed, Bajwa, born and raised in Etobicoke, says he wants everyone to see past a part of his attire as crucial as his stethoscope: his turban. He wants them to see him for who he is: a human being, a Canadian who is also a Sikh.

Part of his frustration stems from the proposed Charter of Quebec Values, set to be presented on Monday. If passed, it would prohibit public-sector workers in that province from wearing what Bajwa has on his head every day, along with other religious symbols such as hijabs, yarmulkes and visible crucifixes.

The proposal highlights the need for a wider national discussion on religious accommodation and multiculturalism, Bajwa says.

“The issue has definitely not been settled in Canada. It keeps coming up again and again,” said the 42-year-old father of three, who, during his decade at the hospital, has been asked almost weekly by a patient where he’s from and how he’s enjoying Canada. (…)

Pauline Marois blames multiculturalism for violence

Marois blames multiculturalism for ‘bomb throwing’ in England, claims hijab is ‘form of submission’

 | 13/09/06 | Last Updated: 13/09/06 12:00 PM ET
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Quebec Premier Pauline Marois walks out of a cabinet meeting Sept. 4, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Marois was elected one year ago on Sept. 4, 2012.

Jacques Boissinot / The Canadian PressQuebec Premier Pauline Marois walks out of a cabinet meeting Sept. 4, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. Marois was elected one year ago on Sept. 4, 2012.
Pauline Marois has marked her first year in power by claiming multiculturalism is to blame for violence and ‘bomb throwing’ in England as she seeks to push ahead with her controversial Charter of Quebec Values.

The Quebec premier, who says she is proud of her first year in power even though she admits it’s been difficult, told Montreal’s Le Devoir that secularism measures will be phased in over a few years.

She conceded that the French model of secularism “isn’t perfect,” Le Devoir reported, but Marois said that “in England, they’re knocking each other over the head and throwing bombs because of multiculturalism and nobody knowing any more who they are in that society.”

Marois also said that wearing a hijab can be seen as a “form of submission,” and said she feared daycare workers in positions of authority could incite kids to practice religion.

Toronto: Teenager dies after being run over by float at Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival

Teenager dies after being run over by float at Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival
By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – 29 minutes ago

TORONTO – Toronto police were appealing for information Sunday as they investigated the death of a young man who fell from a parade float at the city’s Caribbean Carnival.

The 18-year-old had been riding on the float Saturday night when he fell and was run over by the vehicle just before 9 p.m..

Police said the young man suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

As part of their investigation, officials were examining a video posted on the Internet which appears to show the immediate aftermath of the incident.

The clip appears to show confusion on the crowded parade route, with the crowd yelling for the float to stop when it slowly starts moving after a brief pause.

“If the video is in fact of the float involved, there’s got to be thousands of people all around that float,” said Sgt. Lawrence Zimmerman.

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