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Willem Hart As the Conservative Party of Canada 2017 Leadership race enters its final months, I continue to be asked the same question by friends and colleagues within the party: which candidate is the best for Israel? Continue reading

Unto Every Person There is a Name - Winnipeg Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

In honour of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights, Midwest Region, presents the reading of the names of Holocaust victims at the Manitoba Legislative Building on April 24, 2017. Continue reading

Hamas-Linked Slogans Promoted at UBC Anti-Israel Event

Top: Hamas-affiliated scarves worn at the University of British Columbia (Credit: Facebook). Bottom: Malik Obama (second from right) wearing the same scarf in 2014 with Hamas officials (Credit: Daily Mail) April 2, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy Coordinator B'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – An anti-Israel student group at the University of British Columbia facilitated the sale of scarves with Hamas-affiliated slogans at a campus event, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

Seniors in Crisis Get a Lift from Sports Celebrity Breakfast

Quebec Confidential   Mike Cohen MONTREAL – It is not necessarily a well-known fact, but there are almost 20,000 Jews living below the poverty line in the Montreal area. In fact, the poor represent some 20 per cent of the total Jewish population of 90,780 in the local community. Continue reading

Town Hall Meeting Addresses Effects of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

L-R: Dr. Ellen Warner (standing), Larry Worthen, Dr. Janice Halpern, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, Brendan Donovan, Michael Mostyn March 31, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada The message was loud and clear: when it comes to the reality of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – lives, jobs, reputations and a principled stance of ethical conscience are critically at stake. Continue reading

Ryerson Students Adopt Canadian Definition of Antisemitism

March 30, 2017 On Wednesday, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voted to adopt a definition of antisemitism in line with what is used by the governments of Canada and Ontario.  Continue reading

CLE for Lawyers and Accountants: Estate Disputes and Prenuptial Agreements

The Trusts & Estate Group, Lawyers’ Division of B’nai Brith is pleased to invite you to its annual seminar to be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Toronto. Continue reading

Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Schedule Playoffs During Jewish Holidays – Again

  March 29, 2017 By David GrossmanSpecial to B'nai Brith Canada Sometimes things change for the better – but, then again, sometimes things never change. Continue reading

Survey on Antisemitism Shows that Social Media Platforms Must Do More to Stop Hatred

Sara McCleary Earlier this week, a study was released examining the number of antisemitic incidents that take place on social media worldwide. It found that in 2016 alone, more than 382,000 antisemitic posts were made onto platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Continue reading

York Student Union’s Condemnation of Antisemitism the Most Pathetic in History

Willem Hart Earlier this month, swastikas and hate graffiti were discovered in a lecture room at York University, an incident currently under investigation by the Toronto Police Service as "mischief." In response, York came out with recycled statements about tolerance and how York remains a “safe and respectful environment” – even considering the “often politicized atmosphere.” Jewish groups also unequivocally condemned the incident. Continue reading
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