OTTAWA, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - On January 16, 2014, Jason MacDonald made a media statement as the Director of Communications for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper about the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). That statement prompted legal action by the NCCM, which has now been resolved.
Mr. MacDonald accepts that his statement in January of 2014 does not accurately reflect the activities of the NCCM, its Board of Directors or its employees. Mr. MacDonald and the NCCM wish to state that they stand together in their commitment to human rights, pluralism and the condemnation of violence.
Jason MacDonald accepts that the NCCM is a Canadian Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization committed to civic engagement and the promotion of human rights; that the NCCM is an important contributor to public discourse on issues that impact diverse Canadian communities; and that the NCCM categorically condemns terrorism, violent extremism, and all individuals and groups who espouse violent goals.
SOURCE Jason MacDonald
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