Government must rebuild trust with Canadian Muslims on national security
By Ihsaan GardeeJun. 11, 2018
Rebuilding trust with our communities cannot be achieved through roundtables and focus groups.
It's been over a decade since the Maher Arar Inquiry report first outlined some of the protracted problems within our country’s security apparatus. Through the haze of political haste, 12 years later Canadian Muslims are still seeking the partnership with government that ends their national security stigmatization, says Ihsaan Gardee. The Hill Times file photograph
OTTAWA—Once bitten, twice shy. That’s the sense within Canadian Muslim communities when it comes to the Liberal government’s proposed overhaul of national security law under Bill C-59.
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