The eagerly anticipated M103 report seems to signal victory for citizens who sought to protect free speech. The wording of the report certainly appears to accede to their demand that Islamophobia not be treated as a special case.

Twenty-nine out of the 30 recommendations in the report even avoid the nebulous and troublesome word.

It mentions Islamophobia among a plethora of other issues related to racism and bigotry in Canada — a comprehensive statement that many had sought. The committee report has reinforced these broad recommendations by addressing various areas of concern, such as rights for First Nations citizens, women, transgender people and minorities.

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