Tag : Canada

Iranian regime lobbyists in Canada defeated, Bill S-219 is voted to be debated in the Senate Chamber
31 Mar
9:06

Iranian regime lobbyists in Canada defeated, Bill S-219 is voted to be debated in the Senate Chamber

TORONTO, Canada – A Canadian senator has urged his colleagues to abandon a proposed bill that would impose sanctions on Iran, saying that the draft does not fulfil its stated aim “to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations”. But on Wednesday, the Standing Senate Committee on…

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday
28 Mar
12:27

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday

Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is expected to vote on Bill S-219: Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act, an Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and…

Iranian Canadians Rally Against the Celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill, Ontario
03 Jun
3:08

Iranian Canadians Rally Against the Celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Kurdpa: Hundreds rallied together against the 26th anniversary celebration of the brutal dictator, Mousavi Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran. On May 31, the Muslim community in Richmond Hill held a memorial at the Islamic Society of York Region to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the death of…

Outrage grows against Islamic celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill
03 Jun
3:03

Outrage grows against Islamic celebration of Khomeini in Richmond Hill

York politicians urge federal government to act   Richmond Hill Liberal By Kim Zarzour With boos and shouts of “shame”, more than 700 protesters marched outside the Islamic Society of York Region in Richmond Hill Sunday calling upon the Canadian government to denounce the society’s celebration of Ayatollah Khomeini and…

Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah
31 May
3:20

Hundreds vow to protest event honouring Ayatollah

YorkRegion.com By Kim Zarzour Emotions are running high in the lead-up to a planned protest outside the Islamic Centre of York Region in Richmond Hill this weekend. Organizers say hundreds of Iranian and Jewish Canadians and politicians will converge on Stouffville Sideroad in front of the Islamic Society of York…

Kurdish Political Parties in Canada Voice Their Concern over Khomeini’s Memorial in Toronto
31 May
3:14

Kurdish Political Parties in Canada Voice Their Concern over Khomeini’s Memorial in Toronto

Kurdpa: PDKI and Komala representations in Canada call for the annulment of Khomeini’s memorial event in Toronto. Following the Toronto Muslim Community’s decision to hold an event for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder, Ayatollah Mousavi Khomeini on Sunday May 31, 2015, there were large outcries of opposition for such…

Khomeini’s Anniversary Stirs Outcry in Canada
31 May
3:09

Khomeini’s Anniversary Stirs Outcry in Canada

Kurdpa: Khomeini’s Anniversary in Toronto is greeted with opposition from Iranian and Canadian politicians, activists and communities. The Muslim community in the GTA, Canada has decided to hold an event for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder, Ayatollah Mousavi Khomeini on Sunday May 31, 2015. Politicians and organizations were quick…

In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney
01 Apr
2:07

In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney

On March 20, 2015, at the request of the Office of Canada’s Defence Ministry, a delegation of Canadian Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan met the Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney. At the meeting, the Member of Parliament  for Mississauga-Streetsville, Mr. Brad Butt was also present.  So far, Brad has made several…

Kurdish Canadians on hunger strike in front of CBC headquarters in Vancouver
23 Dec
1:23

Kurdish Canadians on hunger strike in front of CBC headquarters in Vancouver

A group of Kurdish-Canadian activists in Vancouver BC have started protesting in front of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) main office to attract media attention to the plight of 29 Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike for more than a month in Orumiyeh’s Central Prison. The campaign to stage a hunger strike…

Canadian Kurds marked the 68th Anniversary of the Kurdistan Republic
06 Feb
8:00

Canadian Kurds marked the 68th Anniversary of the Kurdistan Republic

According to the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan- Eastern-Canada Committee, a commemoration ceremony for the 68th anniversary of the Establishment of the Kurdistan Republic was held in Mississauga, Canada on the 25th of January, 2014. Sara Akrami and Kajal Mohammadi opened the event by welcoming guests, delegates, members and supporters…

Canadians of Kurdish heritage marked the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the Kurdistan Republic with special message from Hon. Jim Karygiannis
31 Jan
1:58

Canadians of Kurdish heritage marked the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the Kurdistan Republic with special message from Hon. Jim Karygiannis

The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, M.P. for Scarborough-Agincourt conveyed a greeting message to the anniversary event for the 68th Anniversary of Kurdistan Republic’s establishment in Mississauga, Ontario. His Special Assistant, Nick Mantas presented the message and reads as follow: I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Canadians of Kurdish heritage…

Joint Komala and PDKI message on the the 68th anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdistan Republic
30 Jan
6:30

Joint Komala and PDKI message on the the 68th anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdistan Republic

  Please allow me to convey the warmest of regards and the sincerest of congratulations on behalf of the North American Committee of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the East-Canada Committee of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan to the people of Kurdistan in general, the families of…

Canadian MPs Decry Iran Human Rights Violations
06 Jun
4:31

Canadian MPs Decry Iran Human Rights Violations

House of Commons hosts Iran Accountability Week, with MP Cotler calling rights violations “crimes against humanity.” By Michael Wilner, Benjamin Weinthal Canada’s Parliament hosted Iran Accountability Week last week, documenting the  Islamic Republic’s human rights violations, particularly its clerical  leadership’s use of domestic and international terrorism to stymie  dissent. Irwin…

Six ways Canada can help the Iranian people
04 Jun
3:38

Six ways Canada can help the Iranian people

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/six-ways-canada-can-help-the-iranian-people/article12329813/ By Irwin Cotler and Kaveh Shahrooz Iran’s presidential election is set to take place on June 14. Yet, with candidates hand-selected for their loyalty to Iran’s Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guards, the press muzzled by the imprisonment of independent journalists, and the leaders of Iranian civil society in…

Canada: Iranian peoples’ hopes for a democratic future continues to be suppressed
13 Mar
3:37

Canada: Iranian peoples’ hopes for a democratic future continues to be suppressed

The United Nations’ monitor for human rights in Iran sounded the alarm Tuesday over a rise in arrests of journalists, volume of executions and extrajudicial killings in Iran. Many western countries, including Canada applauded the Special Rapporteur’s periodic human rights report on Iran.  Canada referred (full statement below) to the treatment of ethnic and religious…