We were recently notified that a member of our community was reassigned from her role as a teacher because of her hijab. In light of this current event, Imam Hossein Cultural Centre of Ottawa strongly denounces any form of discrimination on the basis of religion, race, gender, cultural and ethnic identity. As a cultural centre serving the Iranian-Canadian community in the national capital region, IHCCO finds laws such as Quebec’s #Bill21 unjust and against Canada’s charter of rights and freedom which targets the cultural identity of many minority groups in Canada. It goes against values of inclusion and diversity which serve as a foundation for Canada’s multicultural society.
To show our continuous support for minority rights and justice, especially followers of all religions who are affected by such laws, we encourage all members of the community to contact their provincial MNAs (those residing in Outaouais) and federal MPs (those residing in Ottawa) to condemn the Quebec #Bill21. Details for contacting MNAs and MPs are provided below.
Quebec MNAs: http://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/deputes/index.html#listeDeputes
Federal MPs: https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en/search
We kindly invite everyone to read and sign this petition and share it with your friends. This way, we attempt to make this voice louder and stay against such discriminatory laws that target the rights of cultural minorities.
Together, we can set a better example for our children and create a better world for future generations.
IHCCO Public Relations