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B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on Terrorism Overhaul

B'nai Brith Canada's Michael Mostyn and David Matas testifying at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Feb. 9, 2018. Feb. 8, 2018 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA– B’nai Brith Canada representatives Michael Mostyn (Chief Executive Officer) and David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) testified before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Thursday regarding Bill C-59, an act that would alter Canada’s approach to combating terrorism. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Concerned by Aspects of M-103 Majority Report

Parliament Hill, Ottawa (Photo Credit: Wiki Commons) Feb. 1, 2018 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is concerned that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has advised the Government of Canada to “actively condemn” Islamophobia without defining what the controversial term actually means. Other aspects of the Committee’s report, however, should be commended. Continue reading

Holocaust Survivor Emphasizes Faith and Love at Toronto High School

Faigie Schmidt Libman speaks to students at Earl Haig Secondary School Jan. 15, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – It's a simple message: No matter how bleak or even inhumane your surroundings are, one must have faith in the existence and presence of good people and love will overcome. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Launches Free Holocaust Education Program for High Schools

Jan. 12, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Building on its history as a Holocaust education leader, B'nai Brith Canada has launched a free Holocaust education program, connecting survivors with high-school students across Canada.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Volunteers Bring Chanukah Joy to Jewish General Hospital

Dec. 21, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – For 40 years, B'nai Brith Canada and volunteers from the Montreal community have come together to light Chanukah candles at the Jewish General Hospital. Continue reading

Alberta MLA Questions Government's Decision to Intervene on Anthony Hall

Alberta MLA Richard Gotfried (UCP-Calgary-Fish Creek) Dec. 14, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Alberta MLA Richard Gotfried (UCP-Calgary-Fish Creek) grilled the Alberta government in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday on its legal intervention into the investigation of disgraced University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall. Continue reading

Quebec Dignitaries Take Part in Festive Chanukah Seniors Program

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Dec. 14, 2017 MONTREAL – The mood was festive at the Adath Israel Congregation in Hampstead, Que. this weekend, where the synagogue, alongside B’nai Brith Canada, hosted the first of several planned musical brunches for seniors. Continue reading

Vancouver Mayor Responds to Flag-Burning at Anti-Israel Protest

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson Dec 12, 2017 By Tevy Pilc and Aidan FishmanB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – In a statement provided to B’nai Brith Canada and its supporters on Monday, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson denounced the burning of an Israeli flag at a protest Saturday, along with a number of other recent incidents in the city. Continue reading

MPs Sweet and Housefather Give Statements on Jewish Refugee Day in House of Commons

Canadian MPs David Sweet (left) and Anthony Housefather (right) Dec. 1, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada In honour of Jewish Refugee Day, Canadian MPs David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook, CPC) and Anthony Housefather (Mount Royal, Lib.) delivered statements yesterday in the House of Commons. Continue reading

Support B'nai Brith Canada on GIVING TUESDAY!

Dear Friends,Today is Giving Tuesday, the day we give back to our community by supporting the causes that truly matter. Continue reading
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