May 2, 2023
MP Salma Zahid tables legislation to increase public accountability for CSIS around “duty of candour”
There has been an uproar recently among politicians who have called for the resignation of Amira Elghawaby, Canada’s first special representative on combating Islamophobia.
[On June 6, 2022] Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid, joined by representatives of the National Council of Canadian Muslims and other community organizations, announced her plan following public consultations this summer on private members legislation that would enshrine lawyers’ obligation to exercise a “duty of candour” in their dealings with the courts, with measures to provide accountability.
Two recent Federal Court decisions demonstrate CSIS’ “lack of candour”.
MuslimLink.ca's Editor in Chief Chelby Marie Daigle facilitated the panel discussion on September 17 with Amnesty International Canada's Secretary General Alex Neve and Paul Champ, the lawyer for Abousfian Abdelrazik.
Amnesty International Canada's Secretary General Alex Neve, Abousfian Abdelrazik, and Paul Champ, Abousfian's lawyer, will be speaking at an Ottawa screening of the documentary, The Long Way Home, by Aisha Jamal and Ariel Nasr, on Monday, September 17 at Arts Court Ottawa at 7 pm.