Sharia courses recognized by the Quebec Bar?

Original story posted February 2019 by Les Manchettes in French. See original here

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Michèle Sirois, President of the Women’s Rights in Quebec group , revealed in her testimony before the study committee of Bill 59 that the Canadian Association of Muslim Lawyers (CMLA) is offering courses on the subject of Sharia …

The video that demonstrates the proof has been removed several times from Youtube, here it is again:

 

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^^”CMLA provides training on the following theme: The recognition of the Muslim “Kafala” (sponsorship) in Quebec civil law and Canadian immigration law: state of play and possible solutions.  Training recognized by the Quebec Bar…..”

From their facebook page ‘about’ section:

“The CMLA represents Muslim individuals of all backgrounds who are in the legal profession in Canada.

We exist to interact with and assist Muslim lawyers, law students, the Muslim community, the legal profession and the public at large in various capacities.

Professional Advocacy – The CMLA advocates areas of interest for Muslim lawyers and law students to organizations such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and other professional and non-professional organizations, including the various levels of government.

Education – The CMLA is involved in providing education to the Muslim community regarding the Canadian legal system and the common law. We also conduct “in-house” education for CMLA members with respect to various areas of the law. In addition, we endeavour to educate and sensitize the profession to the legal needs of the Muslim community.

Networking – The CMLA acts as a catalyst for networking between Muslim lawyers, with other Muslim professionals, and networking with other organizations to make them aware of our expanding group.

Peer Support – The CMLA provides mentorship to students, assistance with job placement, referrals and general support to our Muslim peers in the legal community.”

According to the CMLA website: “The Muslim Kafala, (sponsorship) which is found in many countries of Islamic law, is not an adoption within the meaning of Quebec civil law but rather a child care, similar to a guardianship. . ”

Ms. Sirois said that children in care under the kafala do not enjoy the same rights as biological or adopted children.

She also reported on Shariah courses at the University of Montreal, and notaries offering Shariah-compliant wills and marriage contracts.

In the United Kingdom, the Law Society had adopted guidelines on sharia-compliant wills that caused an outcry over discriminatory provisions against widows, some orphans and non-Muslims. They were withdrawn, and the Law Society apologized.

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