The media failed to report on the new Islamic Party of Ontario in an attempt to sweep it under the rug.
Big League News and multiple social media posts have reported on this topic.
According to the Islamic Party of Ontario’s “Principles and Policy” page and public records, this is accurate.
According to public records Islamic Party of Ontario Founder Jawed Anwar has only reserved the party’s name with Elections Ontario, which the agency approved on 9 October 2018. That means the Islamic Party of Ontario is as near to becoming an official political organization in Ontario as the UFO Party, the Fundamentalists United party, and the “Roman Empire.” Thus it would seem the party’s otherwise low profile has only been bolstered by recent media attention.
Furthermore, Canada’s Muslim population is very small (only 3.2 percent of the total population). Before as of 2019, Anwar has only 186 twitter followers along with 72 “likes” on Facebook.
However, there are powerful NGO, political, and media advocates in Canada that support tripling the country’s population to 100 million by the end of the century through immigration, including from Muslim countries. How such an influx of new ideas and cultures will shape Canada’s political scene, including its fledgling Islamic party, remains to be seen.
The media has not failed to report on Ontario’s Islamic party, it is just very small. In fact, the media has given it a lot of attention considering its size.