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Demonstrations clash in Toronto over M-103 motion to fight Islamophobia
More than 1,000 people participated in a counterdemonstration at Toronto City Hall Saturday against a "March for Freedom, Liberty and Justice," organized by the Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCCC).
The CCCC marched against M-103, a parliamentary motion that commits the Legislature to fight against hatred, discrimination and prejudices, particularly against Muslims. The group believes the motion will put a chill on free speech.
An Ontario Liberal backbencher, Iqra Khalid, brought forward the M-103 motion in Parliament last year. The Opposition tried to pass an amendment last month removing the word "Islamophobia" from the motion, but the Liberals used their majority to block the effort.
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