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September 2021

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www.canadianlawyermag.com 15 [often] get corrected in the US, but just go under the radar here." Much of Kutty's recent work has high- lighted discrimination that is less evident to Canadians than the high-profile post 9/11 battles of the early 2000s. For example, he has written about Muslim charities being unfairly singled out for audits by CRA and about the more subtle discrimination in the legal profession. Kutty says he hears many anecdotes from Muslim lawyers about discrimination often driven more by ignorance than intentional malice. "I think the legal community has to do a lot more. I have chats with a lot of young Muslim lawyers, and most of them are afraid to say anything." Kutty's continued criticism of Canada for its sometimes subtle, and sometimes overt, racism may seem overly negative to some. However, it is grounded in an awareness that, like his father in India and his fellow Muslims after 9/11, events beyond one's control can directly impact one's safety. "I have kids. I want them to be able to live as proud Canadians, not thinking of Canada as not the right place for them. I don't want them to think that they need to go somewhere else. This is their home, and I want them to be Canadian. I want them to be able to live as Muslims if that's what they want to live as." "I have kids. I want them to be able to live as proud Canadians, not thinking of Canada as not the right place for them. I don't want them to think that they need to go somewhere else." Toronto | 1-866-685-3311 | www.mcleishorlando.com CONGR ATULATIONS Congratulations to the McLeish Orlando Lawyers selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canadaâ„¢ 2022 for their expertise in Personal Injury Litigation C A N A D I A N L AW Y E R M A G A Z I N E 2021 TOP10 PERSONAL INJURY BOUTIQUE ONTARIO 2021 TOP10 PERSONAL INJURY BOUTIQUE ONTARIO LEFT TO RIGHT: Joseph A. Cescon, Lindsay Charles, John McLeish, Dale Orlando, Patrick Brown, Salvatore Shaw

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