Muslim leaders in Canada release recommendations to combat rising racism, hate

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After the deadly attack that killed most of Muslim family in London, Ont., and ahead of a national summit on Islamophobia, calls are growing to take concrete action to combat Canada’s rising racism and discrimination.

Canada has suffered more mass killings motivated by Islamophobia in the last five years than any other country in the G7.

Now, the National Council of Canadian Muslims has come up with 61 recommendations to address the grave problem through all levels of government.

Mike Drolet takes a look at what they entail, and the change they hope to bring.

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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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