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Holocaust Denial Posters Blanket University of Calgary

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Feb. 22, 2017 Students at the University of Calgary arrived on campus last week to find posters promoting Holocaust denial taped to windows and doors. Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor

  Mike Cohen Has Michael Applebaum already suffered enough? The former Montreal mayor now faces a prison sentence after being found guilty in Quebec Court last month  of eight corruption-related charges. It was alleged, and clearly support by the judge, that Applebaum extorted some  $60,000 from developers seeking contracts between 2006 and 2012 while he was mayor of the West End borough of Côte-des-Neiges — Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce. He only served as mayor of Montreal proper for seven months, stepping up on an interim basis. Continue reading

B.C. Court Upholds Antisemitic Hate Speech Conviction

Arthur Topham (Photo Credit: CBC) By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Arthur Topham, who was convicted of promoting hatred against Jewish people in November, 2015. Continue reading

SIGN OUR PETITION: Canada Must Enforce Its Existing Hate Crime Laws

Imam Sayed al-Ghitawi (Source: YouTube Screenshot) Dear Friends, The time has come for Canada to finally get serious about addressing antisemitism and hatred against its Jewish community. Continue reading

‘Jewish’ Group Issues Statement In Support of Igor ‘Punch a Zionist’ Sadikov

Ryan Bellerose There’s a good chance that you’ve heard by now about Igor ‘Punch a Zionist’ Sadikov, the McGill student leader who encouraged and incited violence against supporters of Israel on Twitter. Continue reading

Canadian Charged with Incitement in Germany after B’nai Brith Complaint

Alfred Schaefer (Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot) German-Canadian Holocaust denier Alfred Schaefer has been charged with criminal incitement in Germany, after B’nai Brith Canada reported his activities to German officials. Continue reading

McGill Student Union Rejects Motion Calling for ‘Punch A Zionist’ Student to Resign

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada On Monday, Feb. 13, the board of directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) rejected a motion by a vote of 5-4 calling for the removal of Igor Sadikov from the board. Continue reading

Ryerson Student President Orchestrated Holocaust Education Walkout

Screenshots of RSU executive members discussing the walkout (Photo Credit: Eyeopener) By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A walkout during the semi-annual General Meeting of the Ryerson Student Union (RSU), which blocked a Holocaust education motion at the university on Nov. 29, 2016, was orchestrated by student union president Obaid Ullah Babar, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

Get YOUR Tickets to ‘The Woman Refugee’ Art Exhibit Today!

"Refugee Clutching Child II" by Leah Raab Dear Friends, On Thursday, March 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., B’nai Brith Canada will host an art exhibition and cocktail reception in honour of International Women’s Day. The event will highlight the experience of women refugees from around the world, both historical and modern-day. Continue reading

The McGill 'Punch A Zionist' Student Must Be Expelled

  Lissa Albert Montreal is a city rich with post-secondary educational institutions, with one such venerable university, McGill, considered the most "Ivy League" of them all. Continue reading
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