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Montreal Should Follow Tampa Bay's Lead and Use Sports to Support its 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. Jan. 8, 2018 TAMPA BAY – The City of Montreal has a vibrant Jewish community of more than 90,000 people and three professional sports franchises – the NHL’s Canadiens, the CFL’s Alouettes and Major League Soccer’s Impact. From 1969 to 2004, Montreal was also home to Major League Baseball’s Expos. Continue reading

Five Times the System Failed Canada's Jewish Community in 2017

Tevy Pilc The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Jan. 4, 2018 There was such systemic discrimination in Canada in 2017 that it motivated our community to mobilize, unite and fight back. Continue reading

There’s No Two-State Solution with a Partner That Doesn’t Want Peace

Daniel Koren The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Jan. 3, 2018 In his recent op-ed, “Is the two-state solution still possible?,” a University of Prince Edward Island professor notes he won’t pore over the “various proposals” for peace in the Middle East or on the “status of Jerusalem.” Continue reading

Analysis: With Quebec Elections Approaching, Jewish Community Braces for Big Year in 2018

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Dec. 15, 2017 MONTREAL – As the 2017 calendar year draws to a close, Quebecers must brace themselves for a busy political year ahead. A provincial election is scheduled for Oct. 1 and it is unclear what the outcome might be. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Launches New Musical-themed Program for Quebec Seniors

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Dec. 6, 2017 HAMPSTEAD, Que. – On the eve of Chanukah, B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec Region is stepping up with a wonderful project to get seniors over the age of 65 out of their homes during the winter. Continue reading

In 70 Years Since UN Partition Plan for Palestine, Arabs Continue to Say ‘No’ to Peace

Daniel Koren The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. Nov. 29, 2017 Seventy years ago today, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 181, calling for the partition of Mandatory Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. Despite that the proposed Jewish state had territorial limits, the Jewish Agency for Palestine accepted the plan. Arab leaders and governments, however, unequivocally refused on principle. Continue reading

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
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