Category: Politics

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The History of Muslims in Canada

In 2015, Canada Day fell in the middle of Ramadan (the most sacred month of the lunar Islamic calendar) for the first time in about thirty years. The last time that happened, the Muslim population of Canada numbered just around 100,000 people (about 0.38% of the...

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Building A Home: An Interview with Iqra Khalid

It is that much sweeter when you build a home as opposed to just moving into one. A force for change, newly elected MP Iqra Khalid did not let institutional barriers prevent her from being elected to represent Mississauga Erin Mills in Parliament. Rather she used...

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On Diversity in the Workplace

A 2005 Royal Bank of Canada report asserted that “society has undergone a profound change since the 1960s in how it views the roles of women, celebrates cultural diversity, and the contribution of visible minorities, and recognises the strong contribution of Aboriginal Peoples in shaping Canada’s...

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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,...

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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...