The Trudeau government has yet to act on year-old recommendations that could prevent the next tragedy.
Secret, invitation-only meetings and an inadequate online survey will be useless in any serious study of racism in Canada.
Canada's Muslims face Islamophobia on a daily basis: missing out on jobs, facing obstacles to integration and enduring racist slurs.
The Committee's report smothers real action on Islamophobia under generalized concerns about religious discrimination overall.
Once we start to open our eyes to how deeply racism and Islamophobia have been woven into our culture, we must then ask who we are as Canadians?
The federal government can be at ease knowing it will have broad support if it decides to implement the recommendations of the M-103 report.
If you're like me, Canada's debate around Islamophobia has left you drained and disillusioned. Both the Liberals and Conservatives treated this important social issue as if it were political football, seeking to gain cheap yardage with seemingly little concern for the lives involved. Muslim Canadians deserve better.
Canada has sent a powerful message that reverberates across all factions: Canada stands with Muslims. This is what M-103 accomplishes. And this is the kind of religious tolerance and inclusiveness that make Canada a model for diversity around the world.
Motion 103 did not come from a genuine desire to have a serious debate on discrimination in the House of Commons. The origin of Motion 103 is found in the e-Petition on which it is based. This seems to have been missed by many observers who think this motion was brought after the terrible attack on the mosque in Quebec.
M-103 has proven divisive.