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Quebec’s Lone Jewish MNA David Birnbaum Nominated to Seek Another Mandate

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. April 18, 2018 MONTREAL – David Birnbaum was 58 years old in the Spring of 2014 when Philippe Couillard asked him to be the Liberal candidate for the National Assembly in the riding of D’Arcy McGee, which includes the predominantly Jewish municipalities of Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Calls on Canada to Lead G7 in Combatting Antisemitism

World leaders meet at the 2017 G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy. (L-R) Donald Tusk, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Paolo Gentiloni, Emmanuel Macron, Shinzō Abe, Theresa May, and Jean-Claude Juncker. (Photo: Wiki Commons) April 16, 2018 By Brian HermanDirector of Government RelationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to lead the fight against antisemitism at the G7 Summit this June in the Quebec region of Charlevoix. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Supports Right to Wear Kippah in National Assembly

David Birnbaum wearing his kippah in the National Assembly on Wednesday (Photo: Simon Clark/Agence QMI) April 13, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is standing in solidarity with a Jewish member of the Quebec National Assembly after his use of a religious head-covering in the legislative chamber was criticized by the Leader of the Opposition. Continue reading

Montreal Continues Powerful Yom HaShoah Ceremony Inspired by B’nai Brith

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. April 13, 2018 MONTREAL – It was at least two decades ago that the B’nai Brith office in Quebec initiated an annual event on the steps of Montreal City Hall to commemorate Yom HaShoah. It was well-organized and appreciated, but targeted to a small audience and usually held in cold temperatures. Continue reading

Sandy Hawley, NHL Star Gary Leeman to Participate in B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

Sandy Hawley (left) and Gary Leeman are the latest to join our celebrity roster for the 3rd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic. April 12, 2018 B'nai Brith Canada is thrilled to announce that Canadian horse racing legend Sandy Hawley will be participating in our 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, Ont. Continue reading

On Yom HaShoah, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Honouring Those Who Perished

April 11, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Unto every person, there is a name. Continue reading

Swastika Trail Dispute Heading to Court

April 11, 2017 PUSLINCH, Ont. – Concerned residents of Puslinch, southeast of Guelph, Ont., have launched an application for judicial review of the local Council’s refusal to change an offensive street name. Continue reading

An Invitation to B'nai Brith's Inaugural Montreal Basketball Tournament

April 10, 2018 Dear Friends, B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to invite you to our inaugural four-on-four basketball tournament in Montreal on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium. Continue reading

Niagara Muslim Conference Removes Speaker After B’nai Brith Canada Outreach

Imam Omar Abdelkafy (Photo: YouTube Screenshot) April 9, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada NIAGARA, Ont. – A conference organized by several Muslim organizations in Ontario’s Niagara region has removed an Egyptian imam from its list of speakers after B’nai Brith Canada drew attention to his history of antisemitic statements. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Granted Intervener Status in Helmut Oberlander Case 

Helmut Oberlander in an undated Second World War-era photo (left) and in his 90s (right) March 27, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Canada has granted the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada intervener status in the case of Helmut Oberlander, a 94-year-old former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past. Continue reading
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