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The UN Human Rights Committee has demanded that France review its law banning the burqa, claiming that it violates human rights. Christine Douglass Williams, a human rights activist and former director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, explained to Sputnik why such demands pose a danger.

Christine Williams said in an interview with Sputnik that the UN is exceeding its mandate with demands that France's burqa ban be lifted. According to her, such laws have been adopted by over...

Brantford police are searching for two suspects after a mosque on Greenwich Street was vandalized with hateful graffiti on October 21.

It happened in the early-morning hours, around 2:20 a.m. at the Brantford Mosque.

Officers say the two suspects spray painted the walls of the mosque and the parking lot with hateful remarks and symbols directed at members of the religious faith.

The suspects are described as young men with slim builds. Both were wearing long pants with...

After Oct. 17, passengers that take to the sky will be able to stroll through airport security with marijuana depending on their final destination.

There are new rules right around the corner that will feel incredibly foreign to those flying.

After Oct. 17, passengers that take to the sky will be able to stroll through airport security with marijuana depending on their final destination.

“I’m not particularly surprised,” said Neil Reddekopp who was flying with his wife...

Two Canadian paramedics have been charged with "failing to provide the necessities of life" to a young Good Samaritan who had been shot.

Hamilton, Ontario resident Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot and killed December 2017 after he came to the aid of an older man being accosted by two men.

His family alleges the paramedics accused Al-Hasnawi of faking his injury and delayed bringing him to hospital.

The charges follow a seven-month investigation by police.

Al-Hasnawi, a...

An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home.

Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team...

Police say a mosque has been set on fire in Alberta, Canada, in what Muslim community representatives are calling a “brazen attack”.

CCTV images supplied to Canadian media by officials at the Edson Mosque appeared to show a hooded figure walking away from the building carrying a red bag or jerry can.

Three worshippers were in the car park of the mosque at the time and saw flames rising above an entrance. The fire service was called and successfully tackled the blaze before it...

Two elected officials shocked at hate graffiti sprayed on a Toronto-area Muslim school wall stepped forward to help clean off the offensive remarks.

Police are investigating the expletive-filled anti-Muslim graffiti was spray-painted on the brick wall at Wali ul Asr school, which has several campuses in Ontario ranging from kindergarten to Grade 12.

Toronto Mayor John Tory was quick to condemn the act.

"This hatred is unacceptable at any time, but it is disturbing...

A Chinese restaurant in Canada has been fined C$10,000 (£5,700) by a human rights tribunal for making black customers pay in advance for their meals. Staff 'motivated by a stereotype that black persons are criminal or deviant', says judgment.

Emile Wickham and three of his friends went to Hong Shing Chinese Restaurant in Toronto’s Chinatown for a birthday meal in May 2014.

After the waiter took their order, he told the group they would need to pay for them upfront, Mr Wickham ...

A Canadian man went on trial for an attack on a Quebec City mosque last year, pleading not guilty to charges of shooting to death six worshippers and wounding many others.

The rampage on January 29, 2017 was one of the deadliest ever against Muslims in a Western country, leaving six dead and more than 30 injured, including one man who is now tetraplegic.

The gunman opened fire at the end of Sunday prayers at Quebec City's Islamic Cultural Center, a mosque located in a normally...

A Canadian Muslim group and a civil liberties association on Tuesday filed a challenge to a law in Quebec province that forbids face-covering by those who wish to access or provide public services. The law represents "blatant and unjustified violations of freedom of religion", the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association said in the filing in Quebec Superior Court. They argue the new face-covering law takes direct aim at Muslims who wear a...

A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear a burqa or a niqab will now have to show their faces while receiving a government service. Quebec's National Assembly passed Bill 62 by a 66-51 vote. The provincial Liberals, who have been in power since 2014, tabled...

Canada will pay up to C$750m ($598m) in compensation to thousands of aboriginals who were forcibly removed as children from their families decades ago, promising to end “a terrible legacy”. The move is the latest attempt by the Liberal government of the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to repair ties with Canada’s often-marginalised indigenous population, which says it has been the victim of systemic racism for centuries.

In the so-called “Sixties Scoop”, welfare authorities took about...

Critics are decrying a "double standard" in Canadian legislation after Crown prosecutors failed to charge a man accused of a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque with terrorism-related offences. They say that the absence of terrorism charges against Alexandre Bissonnette demonstrates that it's time to make changes to the criminal code. “If Mohamed, a Muslim, would go see the Islamic State website twice, boom, he will be accused of terrorism, whereas Bissonnette, since the link (to terrorism...

Six months after a deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque, its head's car was deliberately set on fire, officials said on Wednesday. "Another hateful act" targeted the mosque and its head, Mohamed Labidi, in addition to "a long series" of other incidents, the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec said in a statement. The fire was set on August 6 but was only made public on Wednesday in order to allow police to investigate. Mosque officials and the mayor linked the fire to an August 4...

A Calgary woman who came to visit her family in Manitoba this summer says she was shocked by the racist verbal attack she endured when she asked a stranger for directions. In an exchange Calgary teacher Kaniz Fatima captured on video, a man who described himself as a "Nazi" told her to take off her "head towel off" because it "supports Muslims." He also told her to "go back to your country." "His comments actually shocked me a lot and then I was scared too," she said.

Fatima was in...