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New Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is an Unknown to the Jewish community

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Nov. 17, 2017 MONTREAL – On Thursday, Montreal’s first female mayor, Valerie Plante, was sworn into office. For the local Jewish community, it will be a case of getting to know someone new to the job. Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late to Apologize for Canada's Antisemitic Policies During WWII

Sara McCleary The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Nov. 7, 2017 I never used to understand the point behind a government’s decision to formally apologize for past wrongs. Continue reading

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

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

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

BlogTO’s Aish Tanoor Post Proves that Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism Are Exactly the Same

Daniel Koren & Sara McCleary The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Oct. 20, 2017 “Cuisine of genocidal maniacs.” “Ashkenazis appropriating Arab culture/cuisine…tsk tsk.” “Do Israelis even have their own food? Cause all they do is steal and reclaim.” 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

McGill Student Leaders Have Spoken: BDS is Wrong, Discriminatory and Unconstitutional

Gabrielle Samra The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Sept. 19, 2017 MONTREAL – Third time’s not a charm. Continue reading

There’s No Excuse for Scheduling Major Events on Yom Kippur

Sara McCleary The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Sept. 18, 2017 It would seem that Canadian event organizers have lost track of their interfaith calendars, or perhaps have simply deemed them unnecessary. Continue reading
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