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Getting to know Businessman, Philanthropist and Community Leader Charles Bronfman

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen Charles Bronfman is a remarkable man. With a net worth of $2.3 billion (U.S.), according to Forbes, he is greatly admired for his philanthropy, community leadership and of course, his past ownership of the Montreal Expos. Continue reading

Message to U of T: Actions Speak Louder Than Words When Condemning Antisemitism

University of Toronto signs defaced with swastikas in October 2016 By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB’nai Brith Canada In response to recent antisemitic vandalism on campus, the University of Toronto reiterated in a news release Thursday that it deplores "abhorrent acts" of antisemitism and will support those affected.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Visits Montreal Charities for 'Day of Goodwill'

L to R at the Miriam Centre in Montreal: Marisa Mastrocola (Manager for Adult Clinical Services), Barbara Richardson (Educator), Leanne Fiddler (Educator), Joanne Cutler, (Chairman of Community Services, B’nai Brith Quebec), Daniel Amar, (Coordinator), Harvey Levine, (Executive Director, B’nai Brith Quebec), Sean Stirrup (Educator). By Joanne CutlerChair of Community ServicesB’nai Brith Canada - Quebec Region Throughout its history, B'nai Brith has been a formidable institution of charity in Canada. We at B'nai Brith Canada feel it's our duty to support the most vulnerable members of our community as it makes a genuinely positive impact on the world – a pivotal pillar in our mandate. And in the Quebec region, we take particular pride in providing assistance to those in need. Continue reading

The Appalling Rise of Jewish Antisemitism on Campus

Aedan O'Connor I used to believe that Zionism was ingrained in Judaism. Every Jewish group I interacted with seemed to be pro-Zionist. It’s logical: people are inclined to support their homeland. I am Jewish, therefore I support the state of Israel. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Removes Erroneous ‘Hitler Salute’ Story

B’nai Brith Canada has removed an article from its website published Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 headlined “Hitler Salutes, Swastikas Invade University of Toronto” after it was brought to our attention that the content in the story was misrepresented and incorrect. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Invitational Chess Tournament in Winnipeg

On Sunday October 30, B'nai Brith Canada's Midwest Region will be holding its 3rd annual "B'nai Brith Invitational Chess Tournament" at the Asper Community Centre in Winnipeg. Come watch 22 Manitoba chess masters duel it out in five rounds of intense chess competition! Continue reading

The Hypocrisy of UNESCO

Sara McCleary It’s a wonderful document full of beautiful, well-written ideas, like the argument that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” Continue reading

Proof Positive: Professor Anthony Hall Teaches Holocaust Denial and Jewish Conspiracies

What you're about to see is footage from a webinar orchestrated and delivered by Professor Anthony Hall in his Globalization Studies class at Lethbridge University. Continue reading

Lisée's Victory as New PQ Leader could be Bad News for Liberals

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen The next Quebec provincial election is fewer than two years away and the current Liberal government, led by flip-flopping Premier Philippe Couillard, must be feeling somewhat uneasy after the Parti Québécois elected the very smooth Jean-François Lisée as its new leader. Continue reading

Humanizing Racism at York University: Excalibur's Antisemitism Problem

Willem Hart In August, Bnai Brith dutifully called upon York University to take action against Nicholas Balaskas, a non-academic faculty member, after Jewish students complained of his antisemitic hate speech, found on his personal Facebook account.  Continue reading
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