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Breaking news: Canada is not under sharia law.

The parliamentary committee studying M-103 — the anti-Islamophobia motion that became a rallying cry for far-right groups that falsely argued it would amount to a blasphemy law protecting Islam from any kind of criticism — released its report on systemic racism Thursday.  It addressed a sweeping range of issues related to the discrimination facing Canadians from all kinds of backgrounds, religions and cultures but also specifically flagged concerns raised by witnesses about the spread of misinformation about the motion.

Not one of the 30 recommendations contains any mention of Islam, Islamophobia or Muslim Canadians, though one calls on the government to "develop an education campaign to promote media literacy." The recommendations focused on improving the way the government understands, responds to and compiles data on systemic racism and discrimination in Canada.


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