I predict this will not end well for Trudeau and his Liberals
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal government have just committed a major political blunder which in the long term will hurt Trudeau and his Liberal party in their re-election efforts.
Trudeau and his Liberals have started a process of developing, issuing and then passing a law which will give preferential treatment to Islam and all followers and adherents of Islam in Canada over all other Canadian religious groups, including Canadian Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, just to name a few of the major religious faiths practiced in Canada.
Motion M103 was introduced by a Liberal MP backbencher, Iqra Khalid, a Muslim Canadian. This motion has been taken up and defended by the Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. It is clear Trudeau, the PMO office and the full Liberal Cabinet are strongly behind this very controversial legislative initiative.
The motion calls for the government to (1) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear and (2) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.
This motion further requests the Heritage committee to study the issue and “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia,” and then report its findings to Parliament.
Since the Liberals are in the majority and they control the Heritage committee, there is no question that this motion will come back in short order as a bill specifically condemning Islamophobia in the broadest terms with the potential of criminalizing any legitimate criticism of Islamic practices, no matter how offensive and incompatible these practices are with Canadian values and Canadian practices.