In Toronto Star, Qatar Claims it "Does Not Support Terrorism"

Writing in the Toronto Star on April 19, Fahad Mohamed Kafood, ambassador of the State of Qatar to Canada, claims that “Qatar does not support terrorism in any form”. See his letter to the editor immediately below: And yet, a 2017 report issued by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) entitled “Qatar and […]

CBC Ombud Upholds HRC Complaint: AIH Radio Headline was Misleading

On May 28, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin upheld an HonestReporting Canada complaint regarding a CBC As It Happens radio headline which erroneously claimed that Qatar’s bid to move ICAO, a UN aviation agency from Montreal to Doha, was due solely to “Canada’s Middle East policy” which this program unequivocally declared was “the reason” such an effort […]

HRC Contends Qatari Bid to Relocate ICAO a "Smokescreen"

In a letter published today in the Globe and Mail, HRC Executive Director Mike Fegelman explains that the Globe jumped to conclusions in a May 2 article claiming that Qatar’s efforts to lure the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) away from Montreal to Doha were due strictly to Canada’s support for Israel. The Globe’s front-page report offered […]