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B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on M-103

David Matas and Michael Mostyn Oct. 17, 2017 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'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 Canadian Heritage today regarding M-103, a parliamentary motion passed earlier this year that “condemns Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” Continue reading

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

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

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

Ontario School Teacher Nadia Shoufani Publicly Praises Terrorists – Again

Mississauga school teacher Nadia Shoufani speaking at the 2016 al-Quds Day rally in Toronto. Sept. 14, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada has submitted a formal complaint to both the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and a local school board after a Mississauga school teacher once again praised Palestinian terrorists, this time in an Arabic-language newspaper. Continue reading

CHRC, Alberta Government Sponsor Anti-Israel Propaganda Event

Sept. 13, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada EDMONTON – B'nai Brith Canada is calling for action in response to an Edmonton event that used taxpayer dollars to spread false claims about the State of Israel and antisemitism.  To sign our petition, click here.  Continue reading
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