List #1

January 12, 2005

 From all the organizations to all the MPP’S:

 On December 20th, Ms. Marion Boyd released her report concerning the use of the Arbitration Act of Ontario, 1991 to settle family legal matters based on religious laws. We trust during this adjournment, you will take the time to read this important report in its entirety.

 Over the past year hundreds of activists have informed Ms. Boyd and the general public about the past failures and future risks of permitting religious groups to continue to settle family legal matters based on religious laws.

 We oppose the current two-tier legal system of secular and religious courts; where religious tribunals make binding rulings on family legal matters based on formal and informal religious laws, codes and values.

 We, the undersigned collectively believe in a secular court and “one law for all,” and recommend that all family legal matters be removed from the Arbitration Act of Ontario, 1991. We also believe that all family legal matters should be administered by a secular Family Court, subject to the Family Law Act of Ontario.

 We trust that when you have finished reading this report, we can add your name to the growing list of supporters (over 9000 to date) who want to ensure that all Ontarians are subject to one law, for the strength of a nation is its people, people that are governed by one law.

 1-Homa Arjomand

Coordinator of

The International campaign against sharia Court in Canada

 P.O. Box 45546 , 747 Don Mills Road, Toronto , On, M3C 3S4
416- 737-9500

homawpi@rogers.com,

www.nosharia.com

 

2-Canadians in Support of Afghan Women
1515 Rebecca St. #227,
Oakville, Ontario L6L 5G8
905

Women of Halton Action Movement

318 Laurier Ave.,

Milton, Ontario

L9T 3M9

 

3-The Board of the Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton

1515 Rebecca St. #227,
Oakville, Ontario L6L 5G8

905

 

4-Bev Lefrancois

Community Center for Peace, Ecology, and Human Rights

 

 

5-Lorraine Wagh

Women of Halton action Movement

 

6-Committee to Defend Women’s Rights in Middle East- Canada Chapter www.middleastwomen.org

 

 

7-Mohammed Jamilul Bashar

president of Young Muslim Society

 

8-Bernice Dubois
Secrétaire Générale de la C.L.E.F.
(Coordination française pour le Lobby Européen des Femmes)

9-Dr. Uzma M. Qidwai

Vice President
Quality Marketing and Management
Mississauga, ON, Canada

 

10-Mahmoud Ahmadi

The Council of Iranian refugees and Immigration

One of forty branches of

The International Federation of Iranian Refugees

 

 11-Tessa House,

Women of Halton Action Movement,

 tessahouse@sympatico.ca

 

12- Elka Enola

The Humanist Association of Toronto

 

13- Ronald Hart
 Safe Water Group of Prince Edward
http://www.safewatergroup.org/Stories/sharia%20law.htm

 

14-Heather Walker

Calgary and DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL ( CDLC)  women's committee

 

15 -LynJohn Carver,

President

AllThingsValued 

da Anderson  

Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2P5 

 

16-Bon Courage

European Council of WIZO Federations (E.C.W.F)

 

17-Khayal Ibrahim

Organization for the Defence of Secularism in Iraqi Society – ODSIS

 

 

18-Katherine Meidell

 President, KITCHENER WATERLOO CAMBRIDGE GUELPH HUMANIST

 

19-Mitra Danesh

Children First Now

www.chidrenfirstnow.com

 

20-Gordon M. Christie

Executive Secretary /Organizer

Calgary and Distric Lour Council

307, 315, 10th Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G OW2

 

21-Women First

Alberta, Canada

 

22-Issam Shuri,

Coordinator Organization to Defend Secularism in Iraqi Society

ODSIS

 

 

23-Farida Scheralam

Co-Chair of South Asia Left Democratic Association

 

 

24-Homa Rauhi Sarlati

President of Iranian’s Women’s Organization of Ontario

 

25-Dr. Robert Buckman,

President of Humanist Association of Canada

 

26-Claudette Jobin

President, Ligue des femmes du Quebee

 

27-MEHR

Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR)
P.O. Box 2037
P.V.P., CA 90274
USA

 Tel: (310) 377-4590
Fax: (310) 377-3103

 E-mail: mehr@mehr.org
URL: http://mehr.org

 

28-Margaret McGovern

Director, Status of Women & Humna Rights
Canadian Federation of University Women

 

29-Steve Benmore

Family Law Resource Center
www.benmor.com

 

30-Filomena Williams

Director of Path Way to Peace

 

31-Franco-Tunisian

Writer Professor of comparative literature

University of Paris

 

32-Emmanual Didier

Docteur d’Etat en droit/phd in law

Attorney at law

 

33-David Mario Farmani

Barristers and Solicitors

Phd, JD, LLM

 

34-Heidy Schmidt

Executive member of the Waterloo-Wellington

Provincial Liberal Riding Association

Chair of Multiculturalism

President of the Perth-Wellington Federal Liberal Riding Association

 

35-Karine Toussaint

Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec

 

36-Babu Gogineni

Executive Director IHEU

Internayional Humanist and Ethical Union

www.iheu.org

 

 

37Khaleel Mohammed

Phd, Assistant Professor

Department of Religion Studies

San Diego State University

 

 

38-Fatemolla

PRO Resistance to Religion Oppression

 

39-Coalition Against War and Racism

( CAWR )

40-Centre for Human Rights research 

 ( CHRR )

 

41-Marianne Brackenridge
Secretary of Victoria Secular Humanist Association

 

42-Changing Together...

A Centre for Immigrant Women

 

43-Mary Pickup  

University of Women’s Club

 

44-Ophelia Benson
Butterflies and Wheels
www.butterfliesandwheels.com

 

45-Sabrina Hasham

Hasham Consulting 

www.hashamconsulting.com

 

46-Wendy Komiotis

A member from METRAC

 

47-Claudette Jobin, President

LIGUE DES FEMMES DU QUÉBEC , 

adress: B.P. 459 SUCC. M, MONTREAL

(QC) H1V 3M5

TEL: (514)

 

48-Ann Campbell

The Brampton branch of the "University Women's

Club" (CFUW-Brampton).

 

49-Natalia

President

Ukrainian Women’s Association Of Canada

404 Bathurst Street

Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S6

 

50-Yolande Vendette

Cap-Rouge (Qc)

 

51-Maryam Namazi

The International Federation of Iranian refugees-Canada

 

52-Janet Sherman APR

Janet Sherman and Associations

Public Relations/Communication Consultants

 

53-Debbie Wilding

Girl Guides of Canada Brampton, Ontario

 

54-Paul Lang

ICONMEDIA

127 Barton Avenue

Toronto, ON, M6G 1R1

 

55-Sheila Ayala

Humanist Association of Canada

Toronto office

 

56- Mina Ahadi

International Committee Against Execution

E-mail: minaahadi@aol.com

tel:00491775692413

 

57-Mary Margaret Dauphinee

Chair of LEAF

 B.C

 

58-Alison Brewin, LLB

Program Director

West Coast LEAF

 

59-Reza Salkhordeh

Women’s Liberation

Sazman e azadi zan www.medusa2000.com

 

60-Prof. Ernesto Kahan MD MPH

Vice President-IFLAC (* The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace)

www.New-Horizon.up.co.il

 

61-Bernice Dubois

the European Council of WIZO Federations (E.C.W.F.),

 Ann Campbell

Brampton branch of the "University Women's
Club" (CFUW-Brampton).

 

 

62-Simon Blumental- PARIS –Fance – Association AlgériEnsemble- mail : AlgeriEnsemble@wanadoo.frFin du message transféré

 

 

63-Jaya Gopal

Coordinator

International Committee to protect Freethinkers

 

64-Rosaline Costa

Human Rights Coordinator

Hotline Human Rights Bangladesh

 

65-Kianoush Reyhany

www.irandwr.org

 

66-Abdelwahab, Meddeb
Franco-Tunisian
Writer
Professor of comparative literature
University Paris

 

67-Bien à vous,

 Michèle Vianès

Présidente de Regards de Femmes France

 

68-Margaret J. McGovern
Director, Status of Women and Human Rights
Canadian Federation of University
Women

 

 

69Homa Alizadeh

 

70-David Mario Farmani

Farmani Law Office and Associates
Barristers and Solicitors

 

71- Azar Majedi

Chairperson of the

Organisation for Women’s Liberation (OWL

Telephone: +44 (0) 7789801250 
E-mail: azarmajedi@yahoo.com

 

72- Iran Social Forum

       Europ

 

 

73-Aaron Franks

E-LEFT

 

74- Parvin Kaboli, Coordinator

The International Campaign for defense of Women’s Rights in Iran

parvinkaboli@yahoo.se

www.irandwr.org

Tel: 46707744020

 

 

 

75-Women Citizens of Europe Network (RCE),

C/Potosi,4,3B-Madrid 26016

Fax: 34-914579578

Paloma Saavedra
Presidenta/President

 

76- Mina Ahadi

coordinator

International Committee Against Stoning

 minaahadi@aol.com

www.stopstoningnow.no-ip.com

Tell:  49 177 5692 413

Fax:   +49 2012 488 510

 

 

77- Maryam Namazie

International Federation of Iranian Refugees

i fir@ukonline.co.uk

Tell: 31613940534

Fax: 1-735386165

www.hambastegi.org

 

78- Bev Meslo, NAC-BC Rep

   Contact Info:

   Bev Meslo, Rep

   2150 Maple Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6J 3T3

   Ph/FAX 604 436 3346

   Email: nacbc@vcn.bc.ca  

 

79 Canadia Federation University of Women

    CFUW

 

80- Tahir Gora
Hamilton Canada
President "The New Islam Foundation"

(www.newislam.org)

goratahir@hotmail.com

President "Independent Muslim Media Network

 

81- The Community Networks Group (c)
Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819 
Leocamposa@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lists of  the individuals 

 

*- June Callwood

jcall@sympatico.ca>

 

 

*Irshad Manji
Author and broadcaster

 

*Sally Armstrong

Journalist

 

*Nareen Shah

Legal Assistanct

Goodmans LLP

 

*Mohsen Ebrahimi

Journalist

 

*Imk Leicht

Journalist

 

*Valérie Mollard

Québec, Ontario

 

*Jane Gaudry

B.C, Canada

 

*Eric Mitchinson

Toronto

 

*Mulla Bahauddin

Toronto

 

* J. Kirkpatrick, PhD

Toronto

 

 

*Sheens Sharp

Hac board

 

*Maryam Kousha

Journalist

 

*Gianni Verdoliva

I hope your petition I have just signed will have effect

 

*Kajal Aziz

 You can make a very big change in women’s life so thanks  and keep forward.

 

*Saba Sedghi

4th year computer science student at University of Toronto

 

*Momtaz Ahmed

Toronto

 

 

*Patrick Kelly

Journalist

 

 

John Stutridge

Toronto

 

*Dale Maclean

Ottwa

 

*Alisa Perkins

Toronto

 

*Shabnam Eftekhari

This is political Islam trying to spread its roots into the lives of Moslem women in Canada

 

*Shirley Gronych

I have also been viewing the website created by Native Canadian Women- sister in spirite. They too are fighting a battle against discrimination, ignorance and contempt

 

*Elizabeth Cudy

A former resident of Saudi Arabia

 

 

*Greg Burke

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention

 

* Donna Firman

Toronto

 

Linda Gruson, Ph.D.

Toronto. Ontario

 

* Pomona Pefanis

I wish to register my strong opposition to the sharia Law being permitted to operate in Canada

 

*Debbie Wilding

Brampton, Ontario

 

* Andria Spindel

I am interested in work you are doing and the need to stop violence against women, stop the Sharia
 court developments in Canada and save the lives of women facing unjust sentences
 in Iran and elsewhere.

 

*Jonathan B. Schrieder

Opposing to faith base arbitrator

 

*Valérie Mollard

Concern citizen

 

*Laryssa Carter

30 year Esl teacher

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ *Joe Kaczmarczyk

Citizen

905-659-3268

 

*E. Lydia Macdonald

Port Hope, Ont

 

*Carol J. Sutton

Concern citizen

Delta BC

 

*Nora Currie

Concern Citizen

 

*Bronwen Yewdall

Winnipeg

 

*Nora Currie

  Toronto

 

*Doris Anderson

 Toronto

 

*Janis & Adam Kempinski
 (Concerned Citizens)
London, Ontarioean Givens

 

*Don MacMills

Engineer, Christian Ottawa

 

* E. Lydia Macdonald

Port Hope, Ont

 

*Marilyn Ashby

University Women’s club

 

*Steve Banmore

BSC, LLB. Family Lawyer

 

*Mahfoud Behhadj

Citizen

 

*Kathy Jonathan

Toronto

 

*Diahne

A Former Roman Catholic

 

* Pitrus Apin

North Borneo

 

*Marta Dolecki

L’Express de Toronto

 

* Elaine Audet

Co-editor of Sisyphe

 

 

*Charles Wintle

Concern citizen

 

*Divid Laczkowski

A concerned Pennsylvanian

 

*Jan Turnell

Citizen of BC

 

*Jhon G.Manuel &

Lorraine Manuel

Toronto

 

*Landa Micki

Union mtgs

 

*Jane Moseley

Canadian citizen

 

*Maryam Azadeh

A proud participant of all people’s freedoms including transsexuals, bisexuals, homosexuals and heterosexuals and a freethinker

 

 

 

 

p class=MsoNormal>*Jan Turnell

Citizen of BC

 

*Jhon G.Manuel &

Lorraine Manuel

Toronto

 

*Landa Micki

Union mtgs

 

*Jane Moseley

Canadian citizen

 

*Maryam Azadeh

A proud participant of all people’s freedoms including transsexuals, bisexuals, homosexuals and heterosexuals and a freethinker