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B’nai Brith Meets with New Montreal Hate Crimes Unit

(L to R) Allan Adel (National League for Human Rights Chair), Harvey Levine, (B’nai Brith Quebec Regional Director), Line Lemay (SPVM Lieutenant Detective), Isabelle Billette (SPVM), Stephane Roch (Sargent Detective), Steve Slimovitch (criminal law advisor)

Oct. 26, 2017

By Tevy Pilc
Staff Writer/Researcher
B’nai Brith Canada

MONTREAL – Earlier this week, members of B’nai Brith Canada had their first face-to-face meeting with the newly formed Montreal Hate Crimes Unit at SPVM (Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal) headquarters.

The agenda included a presentation of B’nai Brith as the oldest national, independent, Jewish grassroots organization, while also highlighting the findings and effectiveness of the Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents  as well as the work of the League For Human Rights.

The unit also went into great detail regarding its structure and focus, and both parties shared ideas on how to work together on  current – and future – investigations.

“The meeting was very informative and as their unit is still a work in progress,” said Harvey Levine, Regional Director of B’nai Brith in Quebec. “We left with a plan to meet several times per year with  to explore how we can share ideas and continue to collaborate most effectively.”

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