Religious Discrimination in Canada Name Institution The problem of religious intolerance and discrimination continues to be a problem in Canada despite the country secularity and multiculturalism. The Muslim community has and continues to suffer religious discrimination in Canada. It is reported that in 2017 alone hate crimes against Muslims has risen by over 235% in less than four years (Minsky 2017). Importantly is that Muslims are a minority population and their discrimination in Canada gives a negative image for a country that prides itself as a leader in recognizing human rights without prejudice. It is not surprising then that many Canadians are increasingly puzzled by debates and discussions regarding religious diversity and human rights in general (Seljak 2012). As such religious discrimination of the Muslim minority in Canada is detrimental to individuals and the country discrimination against the Muslim population which have continued to rise every year indicating a growing problem. In effect corrective actions such as passing anti-islamophobic and religious discrimination laws are meant to guard not only the image of the country but also to foster tolerance and unity as the triggers for progress. References Cockburn H. (2017). Canadian’s parliament passes anti-islamophobia motion. Independent. Retrieved from www.independent.co.uk Messarra L.C. (2014). Religious diversity at work: the perceptual effects of religious discrimination on employee engagement and commitment. Contemporary Management Research 10(1) 59-80. Retrieved from citeseerx.ist.psu.edu Minsky A. (2017). Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada increase 253% over four years. Global News. Retrieved from globalnews.ca Seljak D. (2012). Protecting religious freedom in a multicultural Canada. Ontario Human Rights Commission. Retrieved from www.ohrc.on.ca Vancouver Sun (2013). Religion in Canada. Retrieved from http://www.vancouversun.com/news/new-era-for-the-vatican/index.html/Religion+Canada+breakdown/8354112/story.html [...]
Choose 2 questions from the following topic list and write 2 essays of approximately 750 words. Be sure that you present the concepts in your own words and that you include current information. Your word-processed assignments should follow APA format for preparing your paper and citing sources; however, do not write an abstract. Do not use subheadings in these short essays, rather, use essay structure in a well-ordered discussion. Q.1 (750 words) Trace the history of gay rights in Canada up to the legalization of same-sex marriage. How are individual rights relevant in this story? In what way has the complex array of sexual orientations and identities led to the questioning of the idea and validity of same-sex marriage? Why? Q2 (750 words): Choose one national minority (French Canada, First nations) or an immigrant group that has suffered due to religious discrimination in Canada and discuss the consequences of the discriminatory practices against this specific group both for the group itself as well as for the whole of Canada.