Global News published this video item, entitled “Federal government hosts national summit on Islamophobia” – below is their description.
The federal government is hosting a national summit on Islamophobia, following a series of hate crimes targeting Muslims across Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to do more, but there are concerns his words won’t translate into action.
A professor on Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto says the government needs to acknowledge its role in perpetuating Islamophobia in Canada. The university has also released a study that found government audits routinely target and are biased against Muslim charities. Mike Drolet reports.
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In This Story: Canada
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
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