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Montreal Honours Eric Bissell for Chateau B’nai Brith Initiative

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Nov. 3, 2017 MONTREAL – Eric Bissell is no stranger to being recognized for his outstanding  work in the community. Just last week, the Honorary Life President of B’nai Brith Canada was presented with the Mount Royal 150 Medal. This was in recognition for his contribution to the Mount Royal riding, highlighted by his involvement with the Chateau B'nai Brith project. Continue reading

As a Community, We've Made an Impact - and We Can Do More!

Nov. 3, 2017 This past week, we saw three remarkable examples of what our community can achieve when we work together to hold decision-makers accountable. Continue reading

Fierce Competition at 4th Annual B’nai Brith Invitational Chess Tournament

Jonathan Zaczek and Jojo Nones By Irwin Lipnowski Chair of B'nai Brith Chess Tournament Nov. 3, 2017 WINNIPEG – The 4th Annual B’nai Brith Invitational Chess Tournament took place Sunday at the Asper Jewish Community Campus, with 20 of the strongest players in Manitoba participating in a very competitive five-round event. Continue reading

Antisemitic Posters Appear at University of Victoria

(Flyers distributed at the University of Victoria) By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada Nov. 2, 2017VICTORIA, B.C. – Students at the University of Victoria arrived on campus last week to find posters promoting antisemitism and white supremacy scattered around the area. Continue reading

A Rise in Housing Settlements is Not Akin to Practicing ‘Apartheid’

  Daniel Koren Nov. 2, 2017 The time has come to call the duck a duck. But what if the duck isn’t a duck at all? Continue reading

Vancouver Imam Urges Congregants to Finance Palestinian Terrorism

(Click on the photo above to view MEMRI's footage of Imam Tarek Ramadan) Oct. 31, 2017VANCOUVER – B’nai Brith Canada is calling for a Vancouver imam to be dismissed after urging his congregation to give Palestinians “money, weapons and expertise” and that it was “an individual duty that we all share their Jihad and their struggle against the Zionists.” Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on Bill C-51

B'nai Brith Canada's David Matas (left) and Brian Herman (right) Oct. 30, 2017 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada representatives Brian Herman (Director of Government Relations) and David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights today regarding Bill C-51, an act which would make various amendments to the Criminal Code. Continue reading

Pearson Apology for Offensive, Antisemitic Textbook Just Not Good Enough

Sara McCleary The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Oct. 27, 2017 It’s been a bad year for educational textbook publishers. Earlier this year, Nelson Education came under fire after publishing a textbook that implied Israel kidnaps and forces children to serve as soldiers in its army. After an intense campaign from B'nai Brith, both Nelson and the Ministry of Education vowed to remove each textbook from the roughly 800 schools across Ontario that were using it. Continue reading

Several Jewish Candidates Vying for Leadership in Montreal Elections

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Oct. 27, 2017 MONTREAL – It's municipal election time here in Montreal and all across Quebec as voters prepare to head to the polls on Sunday, Nov. 5. Full disclosure: I am seeking my fourth mandate as a city councillor in the predominately Jewish community of Côte Saint-Luc, the home of B’nai Brith’s Quebec office, B’nai Brith House for seniors and the future Chateau B’nai Brith. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Lauds Federal Agency for Upholding Ruling on Israeli Wines

Oct. 26, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of The League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has rejected a bid by a disgruntled consumer to remove wines from two Israeli companies – Shiloh and Psagot – from store shelves.  Continue reading
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