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How can we encourage more Canadians to vote?

A few years ago, while visiting a mosque in a European capital, I came across a small circle of young women in a heated discussion about democracy. At first, I thought, ‘how refreshing to find young women speaking about such critical issues in a mosque!’ However,...

Photograph courtesy of The Muslim Welfare Centre

Breaking the Ice: The Arctic Food Bank

According to the World Food Program, hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. That’s 805 million people worldwide who are living with food insecurities — as documented by the United Nations. These statistics seem...

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Shattering Glass Ceilings: Q&A with Farheen Khan

In light of recent events, it has become more apparent that we live in a world where minorities are often discriminated based on the simplest of qualities: gender, image, dress, skin colour. So what happens when you’re a hijab-clad woman of South-Asian descent running for MP? You make...

Zunera Ishaq, who wants to be allowed to wear her Niqab during the Canadian citizenship ceremony, poses near home in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday February 16, 2015.  — Photo and caption credit: J.P. Moczulski for The National Post

#DressCodePM: A Lawyer’s Perspective on Niqab

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of The Link Canada publication.   After having met all other citizenship requirements, Zunera Ishaq postponed her citizenship oath ceremony last year in order to challenge a 2012 Conservative...

Change-makers Zaki and Syeda Patel photographed here in downtown Toronto. Photo credit: Taabish Hasan.

141 Schools for Peace

On December 16th, 2014, 141 lives, including those of 132 children, were lost senselessly in a heinous terror attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. The whole world was consumed by shock and grief over this atrocious act. Like many others, Zaki Patel, a 33 year...