Ehab Lotayef
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Ehab Lotayef is an IT engineer at McGill University in Montreal and the chairperson of the "Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy".

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When a Majority Is Not a Majority

(335) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 5:47 PM

We woke up on Tuesday to the news that the Liberals have won a majority in a landslide victory. This left me wondering how we have grown accepting of certain terms which do not reflect reality.

It is true that the Liberals have won the majority of seats in the...

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Who Should Arabs and Muslims Vote for?

(105) Comments | Posted October 17, 2015 | 8:45 AM

The NDP is my clear answer. But why?

On Sept. 17 a group of prominent Arab and Muslim organizations from across Canada got together and sent a letter* to the leaders of the five main federal parties: Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, Bloc Quebecois and Green Party.

In this latter we asked...

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An Open Letter to the RCMP Commissioner About Egyptian Police

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 9:23 PM

Dear Commissioner Bob Paulson;

I am writing to you regarding the recently announced RCMP involvement in an initiative to train Egyptian security forces.

In Egypt, January 25th is "Police Day" in commemoration of the heroism of an Egyptian Police force that stood, in Ismailia in 1952, against the British...

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Why Did Israel Target Gaza's Ark?

(14) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:41 PM

After being kidnapped from international waters, imprisoned in Israel, then deported for being on the Canadian boat to Gaza challenging Israel's illegal blockage of the Gaza Strip in November 2011, I was only more determined to continue challenging that inhuman, unjustified and illegal blockade of a civilian population.

Throughout the...

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Why I Am Against the Military Coup in Egypt

(13) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 12:53 PM

In a move that came as a surprise to me, wide sections of Egypt's middle and upper classes threw their support behind the military in the first days of July and accepted the military coup as the path to the country's salvation. Those supporters were really a bunch of "strange...

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How Quebec Has Turned My Vote Religious

(43) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 10:47 AM

The 'charter of secularism' obscures what really matters
The important issues are ignored and tensions needlessly aroused

As the Quebec election approaches I find myself, unfortunately, pressured to vote for a candidate and party based on my religious sentiments and my feelings of discrimination against my community, rather than...

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