Anni Cyrus on M-103

Here is a video of a talk by Anni Cyrus at the M-103 Conference in Toronto, organized by the Canadian Citizens For Charter Rights And Freedoms.

M-103 is a motion on Islamophobia passed by the Canadian House of Commons. It was introduced by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid and passed by the House of Commons on 23 March 2017 by a vote of 201-91.

Here is the text of M-103:

“Ms. Khalid (Mississauga—Erin Mills), seconded by Mr. Baylis (Pierrefonds—Dollard), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could

(i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities, and that the Committee should present its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Private Members’ Business M-103)”

SPPIT believes that M-103 may have a chilling effect on Freedom of Speech in Canada by criminalizing any criticism of Islam.

Here are some selected newspaper articles on M-103:

Here is another Glazov Gang video about M-103:

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