May 12, 2017
By Tevy Pilc
B’nai Brith Canada
On May 10, 2017, B’nai Brith Canada Chief Executive Officer Michael Mostyn testified before the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights at Parliament Hill to discuss S-232, an act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month.
The act, which would recognize the month of May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, was introduced by Senator Linda Frum and was co-sponsored by Liberal MP Michael Levitt.
The bill states it would:
“Recognize the important contributions that Jewish Canadians have made to Canada’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric…and…would provide an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Jewish Canadians have played and continue to play in communities across the country.”
Watch Mostyn’s testimony below: