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Outremont: Where Intolerance Never Sleeps

Mike Cohen There is never a dull moment in the Montreal borough of Outremont, home to Quebec’s largest Hasidic community and recognized – rightly so – as a place where acts of intolerance are common place. Continue reading

Embattled McGill Student Leader Doubles Down on Hatred

McGill student Igor Sadikov By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Igor Sadikov continues to spread anti-Jewish falsehoods, even after his tweet calling on his followers to “punch a Zionist” was exposed by B’nai Brith Canada Thursday. The report sparked a media firestorm. Continue reading

“Punch a Zionist Today,” McGill Student Representative Urges

Igor Sadikov, McGill student and a member of the Legislative Council and Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (Photo Credit: SSMU) By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Igor Sadikov, a member of the Legislative Council and Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), is facing calls for his resignation after advising followers to “punch a Zionist today” on Twitter. Continue reading

Following Antisemitic Incident, Winnipeggers Show Solidarity with Jewish Neighbours

Poster in solidarity with Winnipeg Jewish community (Photo Credit: Winnipeg Jewish Review) By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada First it was Mayor Brian Bowman. Disturbed by the antisemitic incident that took place last month in the Wolseley neighbourhood of Winnipeg – when a couple arrived at their home to find a rock painted with the words, “Die Jew Bitch. EinsatzGruppen” and other antisemitic slurs – the Mayor denounced the ugly act of hatred and declared his solidarity with Winnipeg’s Jewish community. Continue reading

Montreal, Winnipeg Hit with Snow Swastikas

A swastika drawn on a car in Montreal (Photo Credit: Facebook/Mayer Feig) By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB’nai Brith Canada The ugly reality of antisemitism in Canada was evident in the suburbs of two major Canadian cities in recent days, B'nai Brith has learned. Continue reading

Community Consultation on Holocaust Education - February 16

Dear Friends, B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to offer our supporters an opportunity to help us set our agenda on Holocaust education in Canada. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Mourns Former President of Calgary Lodge

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada is mourning the passing of Frank Kettner, who served as Calgary Lodge president from 1957 through 1958. Continue reading

Boycott Hummus!!!!

Sara McCleary Last week, the University of California, Riverside’s student government voted in favour of removing Sabra-brand hummus from the school’s food services. The resolution had support from the campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Continue reading

Kids with Disabilities Form Valuable Friendships at B'nai Brith Bowling Event

  By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Bowling has long been one of the signature pastimes of B'nai Brith Canada members and volunteers. Over the past few weekends, this trend was on full display in the cities of Montreal and Winnipeg. Continue reading

'An Attack on One Faith Group is an Attack on All of Us'

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen The day after the deadly shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, I was at the B’nai Brith Canada Quebec Region office with senior leaders Eric Bissell and Ted Greenfield, executive director Harvey Levine, and B’nai Brith House director Eileen Katz. We were waiting to meet with D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA David Birnbaum to receive the original copy of a declaration he made lauding B’nai Brith for moving forward with its newest affordable housing development.  Continue reading
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