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Canada Launches Review of Alleged Anti-Muslim Bias by Tax Agency

Aug. 6, 2021, 8:39 PM

Canada’s review of allegations that its tax agency discriminates against Muslim-led charities is a welcome step but isn’t sufficient to address the problem, one of the top groups pushing for reforms said Friday.

The Muslim Association of Canada, a charity that advocates for civic engagement, is one of over 100 groups that asked Ottawa in July to suspend and reform Canada Revenue Agency policies that they say unfairly select Muslim charities for audit.

Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson Francois Boileau announced Aug. 5 that he will launch an examination into the allegations. He plans to invite Muslim-led charities and those from racialized communities ...