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Quebec Politician Promotes Antisemitic Tropes in Documentary

Amir Khadir Oct. 17, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Amir Khadir, a politician in the National Assembly of Quebec, to apologize to the Jewish community after using antisemitic tropes in an interview for a pro-Palestinian documentary. Continue reading

Montreal Premiere of 'Wish You Weren’t Here' Sold Out; Tickets Selling Fast in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver

Oct. 11, 2017 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Following a sold-out world premiere in Toronto and a successful screening in Ottawa, tickets for the Montreal premiere of Wish You Weren’t Here on Oct. 16, 2017 are officially sold out. Continue reading

Four Things I’ve Learned About Antisemitism

Sara McCleary The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Oct. 10, 2017 Not having been raised in a practicing Jewish household, I only truly began to explore Judaism and my Jewish roots when I developed a connection to B’nai Brith Canada and started writing my weekly column – exactly one year ago.  Continue reading

By Popular Demand, Vancouver Screening Added to 'Wish You Weren’t Here' Tour

Oct. 4, 2017 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – Fresh off the heels of a successful, sold-out world premiere in Toronto and due to greater-than-anticipated demand, B'nai Brith Canada is adding a Vancouver screening of Wish You Weren't Here by award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin. Continue reading

UPDATE: In Response to B'nai Brith, TDSB Removes Islamophobia Definition

October 2, 2017 TORONTO - Just a few hours after concerns were raised by B'nai Brith Canada, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has pledged to replace its definition of Islamophobia and recall all copies of its Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook until the changes are complete. Continue reading

Islamophobia Definition Promoted by Toronto School System Prompts Concern from B'nai Brith

Screengrab of the TDSB's Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook  October 2, 2017 TORONTO - B’nai Brith Canada is raising concerns about an overly broad definition of Islamophobia adopted by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which would prohibit staff and students from criticizing "Islamic politics". Continue reading

Meet the Former B'nai Brith Intern Who Helped Launch Canada's New Holocaust Monument

Laura Grosman (left) and an artist's design of the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa (right) Sept. 27, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – I first met Laura Grosman at B'nai Brith Canada national headquarters in Toronto. Continue reading

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Win Free Tickets to the Premiere of ‘Wish You Weren’t Here’

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Sept. 26, 2017  B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that college and university students across Canada are now eligible to win free tickets to screenings of #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin’s new movie, Wish You Weren’t Here. Continue reading

Toronto Palestine Film Festival Rejects BDS

Sept. 24, 2017  By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is recognizing that the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) has defied the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. This year's edition of TPFF, which took place on Sept. 20-24, featured no fewer than five Israeli films, demonstrating the lure of Israeli cinema for even non-traditional audiences. Continue reading

Invictus Games, WLU Apologize for Scheduling Events on Yom Kippur

September 20, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Following letters of concern from B’nai Brith Canada, apologies have been issued by both the Invictus Games and Wilfrid Laurier University for scheduling major events on Yom Kippur. Continue reading
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