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Canada, Israel Sign Historic Modernized Free Trade Agreement

Minister Eli Cohen and François-Philippe Champagne are flanked by Rabbi Reuben J. Poupko, Anthony Housefather and Stephen Bronfman as they sign the enhanced Free Trade Agreement May 29, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – Federal Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne and Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen signed a historic modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Monday at the Gelber Conference Centre before a jam-packed room of 300 people. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Condemns Antisemitic Posters in Midtown Toronto

One of many neo-Nazi stickers left at Wells Hill Park in Toronto May 28, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply concerned by the spread of neo-Nazi and antisemitic posters in midtown Toronto over the past week. Continue reading

Willowdale Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing, Accessibility and Antisemitism at B’nai Brith Debate

(L-R) B'nai Brith Canada's Daniel Koren and Eddy Rice, MPP David Zimmer, PC Candidate Stan Cho and Moderator Noah Schachter pose for a photo at the B'nai Brith Willowdale debate on May 24, 2018 May 28, 2018 By Benjamin PaulCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Liberal, Progressive Conservative and Independent candidates squared off in the riding of Willowdale Thursday in a debate hosted by B’nai Brith Canada that focused on issues pertinent to Ontario’s Jewish community. Continue reading

Martow and Tanen Spar at Thornhill Candidates Debate

Gila Martow, Ezra Tanen and Sabi Ahsan square off at the Thornhill Candidates Debate on May 23, 2018 May 25, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada THORNHILL, Ont. – Candidates from the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals, and the New Democratic Party (NDP) squared off in a debate hosted by B’nai Brith Canada Wednesday at the Chabad Flamingo synagogue in Thornhill. The debate was moderated by David Elmaleh, a partner at McCague Borlack LLP. Continue reading

B.C. Premier Rescinds Radical Imam’s Certificate of Recognition

Vancouver imam Tarek Ramadan promotes violence against Israel during a sermon at a local mosque (Photo: Screenshot) May 24, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – B.C. Premier John Horgan has withdrawn a certificate of recognition sent to a controversial Vancouver imam, following a month-long advocacy campaign by B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading

Candidates in Riding of Lawrence-Eglinton Debate Jewish Issues

(L-R) Candidates Mike Colle, Reuven De Boer, Robin Martin, Robyn Vilde, moderator Aaron Rosenberg and Aidan Fishman, Director of B'nai Brith's League for Human Rights, at Shaarei Shomayim synagogue on May 22, 2018 May 24, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Political candidates from all four leading parties arrived at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Toronto Tuesday for an Ontario election debate organized by B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Sunday Brunch Series Growing in Popularity in Montreal

Jennifer Gasoi (with guitar) with some of the organizers and participants of B'nai Brith's "Music Brunches for Seniors" May 24, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL — There are no shortage of events and activities organized by the Jewish community in Montreal. However, the B’nai Brith Community Volunteer Services (CVS) Committee has clearly come up with a winning formula with its Music Brunches for Seniors. Continue reading

Jewish Heritage Month Banner Restored at Toronto School

Students Noa Elfassy and Avalon Nisenbaum stand with B'nai Brith's Aidan Fishman after Forest Hill Collegiate Institute restored a Jewish Heritage Month banner in its main foyer May 23, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A banner proclaiming Jewish Heritage Month has been restored to the main foyer of a Toronto high school, following intense grassroots activism by Jewish students. Continue reading

Forest Hill Collegiate Has History of Alienating Jewish Students, Former Pupil Says

May 23, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A student who attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto says the high school has a history of adversely affecting Jewish students when it comes to Jewish cultural events. This follows B’nai Brith Canada’s revelation earlier Wednesday that the school removed a publicly displayed banner that was made by students for Jewish Heritage Month. Continue reading

Toronto School Removes Jewish Heritage Month Banner

Banner celebrating Jewish Heritage Month at Toronto District School Board (TDSB) May 23, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is expressing its outrage after the principal of a Toronto public school removed a banner made by students for Jewish Heritage Month, in a decision upheld by officials at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).  Continue reading
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