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Medical Assistance in Dying: Why Ontario is Doing it Wrong

  Dr. Janice Halpern ***B'nai Brith Canada is hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the effects of MAID on March 29, 2017 at our headquarters in Toronto. Admission is free, but please RSVP to*** Of all the Canadian provinces, Ontario is experiencing the most difficulty in adopting Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), especially in working with physicians who do not want to be involved in any scenario that involves deliberately assisting patients to end their lives. Continue reading

Federal Liberals Have Egg on their Faces Following Nasty Nomination Procedure

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen Last week, Le Journal de Montréal Newspaper published a two-page spread spelling out the rather lengthy list of election promises Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has either reneged on or not carried through. One that has been generating a lot of headlines recently has been the meddling that’s taken place in federal by-election nominations in Toronto and Montreal. Continue reading

Topham’s Sentence a Reminder That There is Still Much Work to be Done

  Harry Abrams Arthur Topham, founder of the racist and antisemitic website, was finally sentenced on Monday, March 13, 10 years after I, in my capacity as a volunteer for B’nai Brith Canada, alerted the RCMP to his wilful promotion of hatred against Jewish people. Continue reading

We Should Welcome BDS Supporters Into Israel So They Can See How Wrong They Are

Sara McCleary Several news sites are reporting this week that a UK proponent of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has been blocked from entering Israel, in keeping with a recently-passed bill that allows border officials to deny entry to foreign nationals who support a boycott of Israel. Continue reading

Montreal's Israel Apartheid Week Should Make Us All Feel Uncomfortable

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen MONTREAL – It is difficult to believe that an international series of events called Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) has been going on for 13 years now, let alone that it takes place in over 200 countries. Continue reading

Religious Leaders Must Promote Tolerance, Not Hate

Sara McCleary In 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. Continue reading

We Must All Be Aware That BDS Stickers Are Illegal

Ryan Bellerose Those who have a fondness for politics, news, and anything related to the State of Israel most likely know about the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to isolate and demonize the Jewish state. Continue reading

An Interview with Lior Raz of 'Fauda'

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen MONTREAL – Only a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Israeli actor Lior Raz and his breakout television series Fauda, which is being aired in 190 countries. When I learned that he was coming to speak at an event in Montreal, I expressed relief that I had signed up for Netflix in the fall and, within a week, binge-watched the riveting 12 episodes. Continue reading

Feminism’s Newest 'Hero' is a Convicted Terrorist

  Willem Hart  Over the last few years, the conversation surrounding racial identity politics – once exclusive to the domain of academia – has broken into the mainstream Western conscience, a trend unmistakably visible in the recent widespread culture of protest sparked by the rise of U.S. President Donald Trump. Continue reading

Guterres, Haley and the Turning of the Tide for Israel at the UN

Sara McCleary Finally, some positive changes for Israel at the United Nations. Continue reading
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