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B’nai Brith Questions Yet Another Round of UNRWA Funding from Canada

Oct. 12, 2018 By Marty YorkChief Media Relations & Communications OfficerB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B'nai Brith Canada is extremely concerned about a decision by the federal government to contribute another $50-million to the United Nations Palestinian Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Continue reading

You Are Invited to “An Evening with Ben Shapiro” in Vancouver

Oct. 12, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to participate in the sponsorship of an event featuring political commentator, author and lawyer Ben Shapiro, organized by the Vancouver Hebrew Academy as part of its Faigen Family Lecture Series. Continue reading

CAQ Must Completely Backtrack on Religious Symbols Ban

François Legault Oct. 11, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – For most new governments, municipal, federal, or provincial, there’s a honeymoon period. In Quebec, that has hardly been the case for Premier-elect François Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) won a strong majority in the Oct. 1 provincial election with 74 seats compared to 32 for the Liberals, 10 for Québec Solidaire and 10 for the Parti Québecois (PQ). Continue reading

Metro Responds to BDS Stickers: ‘This Does Not Reflect Our Opinions’

BDS stickers placed illegally at a Metro supermarket in Toronto (Photo Credit: Leora Erin Facebook) Oct. 11, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Metro Ontario Inc., the corporation that oversees the chain of Metro grocery stores across the province, is decrying the anti-Israel, pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) stickers that were recently discovered at two of its Toronto locations. Continue reading

Concert Highlights Rescue of Bulgarian Jews During the Holocaust

Oct. 11, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is excited to invite you to a musical gathering like no other.  Exhibit: The Power of Free Spirit will be an informative and musical event highlighting the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust. Continue reading

Toronto Jewish Day School Vandalized with Palestinian Terror Slogans

Promotional sign for Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto defaced with pro-Palestinian graffiti  Oct. 9, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A Jewish day school in Toronto was vandalized with pro-Palestinian and pro-Hamas slogans over the long weekend, B’nai Brith Canada learned after receiving a call to its Anti-Hate Hotline. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Urges CAQ to Reconsider Banning Religious Symbols

Oct. 5, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – As the controversy intensifies over the freshly elected Coalition Avenir Quebec’s (CAQ) proposed ban on religious symbols in public institutions across Quebec, B’nai Brith Canada is urging Premier-elect Francois Legault to reconsider adopting the discriminatory legislation. Continue reading

Tickets Still Available for Yiddish Theatre Production of 'A Bintel Brief'

Hello theatre lovers! We are pleased to inform you that there are still a few tickets available to see A Bintel Brief, the latest offering from the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) players. Continue reading

Liberal MNA David Birnbaum Pledges to Keep Representing Jewish Community

David Birnbaum Sept. 28, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada The following is the last of four profiles on Jewish candidates running in the Quebec provincial election. We've also run profiles on Laura Azéroual, Yaniv Loran and Mélodie Cohn. MONTREAL – In the days leading up to the Oct. 1 Quebec election, incumbent D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA David Birnbaum is hopeful and optimistic that his party will obtain another mandate. When the campaign began, the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) was ahead in the polls. But following three debates, Premier Philippe Couillard has put his troops back in the running. Continue reading

Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander Finally Loses Appeal

Screenshot of Thursday's Federal Court decision of Oberlander v. Canada Sept. 27, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past has lost his appeal to retain his Canadian citizenship. Continue reading
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