Written Submissions to the Heritage Committee
Canadian Citizens For Charter Rights And Freedoms (C3RF) will be posting Written Submissions on M-103 to the Heritage Committee that have been shared by our members and others. Please click on the links below to read each written submission.
In this written submission to the Heritage Committee, P.M. from New Brunswick addresses Heritage Committee Chair Hedy Fry with serious concerns about criminalizing free speech, the legitimacy of criticizing Islam for its ongoing pursuit of Sharia expansion and violation of women's rights, and provides links to articles and documents supporting why Canadians actually do have compelling, rational reasons to be concerned about Islam.
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It can be argued that the whole debate surrounding Motion M-103 was kicked off by a national petition drive initiated by Major (Ret'd) Russ Cooper. This retired military veteran was very concerned that the parliamentary rush to accommodate anti-"Islamophobia" measures in Canada was proceeding apace without consideration for the potential impact of such measures on Canadian free speech rights. The M-103 debate is about to crank up once again as the Heritage Committee returns for related deliberations on September 18, 2017. Major Cooper has been designated as a "standby" witness and his "Briefing Note" testimony follows here for your information and consideration. It uses the results of his successful national petition to frame the international and national issues at play in the free speech debate. Most certainly, this is the time for all Canadians to think long and hard about his presentation, the concerns expressed and the recommendations proposed.
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In this written submission to the Heritage Committee, Major (Ret’d) Catherine Campbell discusses the absurdity of the term “Islamophobia” and illustrates the dangers to society when due diligence with regard to Islamic radicalism is impeded by being labeled “Islamophobic.”.
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