link: Islamic conference cancelled by Montreal convention centre | CBC News

The Entre Ciel et Terre conference — translated from French as "Between Heaven and Earth" — faced criticism from Quebec’s Minister for the Status of Women Agnès Maltais.

Maltais asked the Canadian government to bar some invited guests from entering the country, calling the speakers "radical Islamists" who don’t respect equality between men and women.

The conference organizers defended their choice of speakers, saying they were only made aware of their guests’ controversial statements through the media.


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