Ontario Islamophobia Motion Passed Unanimously

(Photo by Benson Kua, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10803582)

(Photo by Benson Kua, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10803582)

Earlier today, Motion 37 was introduced by Nathalie Des Rosiers in the Ontario Legislature and unanimously passed by all parties. The motion reaffirms the importance of diversity, recognizes the “significant contributions Muslims have made” to Ontario’s social and cultural fabric and prosperity and purports to “rebuke the growing tide of anti-Muslin rhetoric and sentiments”. It condemns all forms of Islamophobia but does not define that term, and affirms support for government efforts to address and prevent systemic racism and increase anti-racism awareness and education, including Islamophobia, in all parts of the province.