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B’nai Brith Renews Call for G7 to Act on Antisemitism

A photo of the G7 leaders from a previous Summit (Business Insider) August 23, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the Canadian government, along with G7 Summit host France, to issue a clarion call for action in combating the growth of global antisemitism. Continue reading

Combatting Antisemitism – From Charlevoix to Biarritz

An image of Biarritz (PlanetWare) August 23, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada is this country’s oldest national Jewish organization, founded in 1875, with a long history of defending the human rights of Canadian Jews, and all Canadians regardless of religious affiliation. We advocate for the interests of the grassroots Jewish community in Canada and for their rights such as freedom of conscience and religion. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Applauds Maximum Sentence for Your Ward News Editor

James Sears, left, and LeRoy St. Germaine, right (Toronto Star) August 22, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is satisfied with the sentence imposed Thursday on the editor of an antisemitic and misogynistic Toronto publication.  Continue reading

Your Opportunity – and Responsibility – to Vote

An image of a ballot box (Vancouver Courier) August 21, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA- In 2019, Election Day coincides with the holy day of Shemini Atzeret. Days set aside for advance voting also coincide with Jewish holidays or fall on Erev Shabbat, complicating the situation for many observant and orthodox members of the Jewish community. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Goes One on One with Boss of Montreal Taxi Company

Champlain Taxi President George Boussios August 21, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen  MONTREAL- George Boussios grew up in the Montreal borough of Outremont, known for its large Hasidic population. His father, John, drove a cab for many years and eventually rose to become president of Taxi Champlain. George followed in his dad’s footsteps, first as a driver and now at the helm of this well-known company with 350 permit holders behind the wheel.  Continue reading

LCBO Responds Positively to B'nai Brith Advocacy

An image of an LCBO storefront (Yellow Pages) August 16, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to share that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has taken a strong stance against anti-Israel vandalism in its stores, after B'nai Brith reached out following an incident earlier this week. Continue reading

“Jews Are Spying on You,” Ontario Polish Newspaper Claims

Andrzej Kumor tells viewers that Jews and Zionists "have terrorism in their blood." (YouTube) August 15, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - A B’nai Brith Canada investigation has uncovered frequent antisemitic and hateful material in a Canadian Polish-language newspaper. Continue reading

Quebec Basketball Tournament Sparks Interest in Community Involvement

  Harvey Levine (far right) hands out the championship trophy to the burgundy team.   August 13, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada recently held its first basketball tournament in Quebec. The event was not only an enormous success, but it also sparked the interest of almost three dozen youths who now want to learn more about B’nai Brith and get further involved in the community. Continue reading

Edmonton Imam Ousted from Community Centre after B'nai Brith Complaint

Sheikh Shaban Sherif Mady delivering a sermon on June 21, 2019 (YouTube)   August 6, 2019 EDMONTON– An Edmonton imam has been prevented from leading prayers at a local community centre after B’nai Brith drew attention to his hateful rhetoric from the pulpit and online. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Assault on Boys in Thornhill

Image attributed to York Regional Police August 4, 2019 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is speaking out after two Jewish boys were assaulted in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area Jewish community. Continue reading
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