For all the private members’ motions tabled in Parliament, you’d be hard pressed to find examples of Calgarians taking to the streets to protest any of them.
Yet one in particular has accomplished exactly that. M-103, a motion first proposed by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid and subsequently embraced by her government, was the target of protests Saturday in Calgary, Edmonton and other cities.
This would be logical, if M-103 actually represented any sort of threat to freedom of speech, or freedom of religion, as some have suggested. So therefore, not only are we ignoring actual threats to these freedoms, the irrational response to M-103 might discredit future attempts to fix these problems.
M-103 is not a bill, nor does it propose any legislation or changes to existing laws. It merely calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination,” and to then have the sta