How do we hold news media accountable?
MAY. 21, 2018
Coverage of the #Torontovan tragedy demonstrates how ethical lapses erode public trust, writes Amira Elghawaby.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an independent investigation of Israel's shooting of Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani, and the killing of over 100 Gaza protesters. Trudeau is under incredible pressure from the pro-Israel lobby to roll back his statement, so we must demonstrate that Canadians support his statement. Complete the form below to send an email of support to Trudeau as well as your own MP!
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Mohamad Fakih, the CEO of the Middle Eastern restaurant chain, is teaming up with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Canada, to raise funds for the Rohingya, an ethnic group that has been forced to flee from its native Myanmar due to what many have called an attempted ethnic cleansing. Since last August, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh to escape violence. #CanadaMuslims #RamadanInCanada #ramadan
“Normal days when I get hungry, I am cranky,” he said. But not this month.
Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC), in collaboration with WeCare Canada, launched the WeCare Pantry on Thursday during the first day of Ramadan.
From my 'Iftarbecue' to proliferating interfaith gatherings, breaking of the fast offers an opportunity to get together.
In an effort to “encourage greater tolerance and understanding in Quebec and Canada,” McGill University has established the Centre culturel islamique de Québec Memorial Award — a pair of $1,200 bursaries that will be given to McGill students who have fostered “the inclusion of Muslims within the larger Québécois and Canadian societies.”
In Edmonton, Canada’s most northerly major city, Muslims start at 19 hours and by the end of Ramadan will be fasting 20 hours a day.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the violence in the Gaza Strip:
“Canada deplores and is gravely concerned by the violence in the Gaza Strip that has led to a tragic loss of life and injured countless people. We are appalled that Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian citizen, is among the wounded – along with so many unarmed people, including civilians, members of the media, first responders, and children.
“We are doing everything we can to ...assist Dr. Loubani and his family, and to determine how a Canadian citizen came to be injured. We are engaging with Israeli officials to get to the bottom of these events.
“Reported use of excessive force and live ammunition is inexcusable. It is imperative we establish the facts of what is happening in Gaza. Canada calls for an immediate independent investigation to thoroughly examine the facts on the ground – including any incitement, violence, and the excessive use of force.
“Canada stands ready to assist in such an endeavour. We will work closely with our international partners and through international institutions to address this serious situation.”