Amira Elghawaby is columnist, media personality, human rights activist, and Canada’s first special representative in the fight against Islamophobia.
She was recently appointed to serve as an advisor, expert and representative in the government’s fight against Islamophobia, racism, and religious intolerance”.
With a degree in journalism and law from Carleton University, Amira served in “Canada’s labour movement in communications and human rights”, promoting the civil liberties of “Canadian Muslims at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)”, for a period of five years.
Amira Elghawaby Family
Amira is married with three children.
Amira Elghawaby Background
Amira was born to Egyptian parents, but she holds Canadian citizenship.
As a freelance journalist, she writes columns for The Toronto Star, and has experience working for notable organizations such as CBC News, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and Canada’s National Security Transparency Advisory Group.
Amira’s current appointment comes with a budget of $5.6 million.
Her new role was described by the National Council of Canadian Muslims as a “historic moment for Muslims in Canada”.
However, barely four days after, the Quebec government called for the federal government to terminate Amira’s appointment, following a publication she made in 2019 in The Ottawa Citizen, where she stated that “Quebeckers seem influenced by anti-Muslim sentiment.
Amira has received pressures to declare her stand on Quebec’s secularism law.
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