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B’nai Brith Canada Calls on TTC to Remove Gelatin from Drug-Testing Kits

A TTC streetcar May 11, 2018 By Noa LevinCommunications and Social Media AssociateB'nai Brith Canada After receiving several calls from employees of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), B’nai Brith Canada is expressing serious concern that the TTC is using gelatin, a non-kosher animal byproduct, in its random drug-testing kits. Continue reading

New Exhibit Explores the History of Montreal's Jewish Community

This photo at the Shalom Montreal exhibit was taken in the Laurentians in 1939 May 10, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada After more than two years of planning, the McCord Museum in Montreal launched its Shalom Montreal exhibit last week, an effort to explore centuries of Jewish history in Canada and just in time to mark the start of the country’s inaugural Jewish Heritage Month. Continue reading

Canada to Apologize for the MS St. Louis

Refugees aboard the St. Louis as they arrive in Belgium, 1939 (Photo: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) May 9, 2018 By Noa LevinCommunications and Social Media AssociateB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that he will make a formal apology for Canada’s 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis, an ocean liner carrying over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. Continue reading

Hundreds Attend Protest Against neo-Nazism in Montreal

A nazi flag waves from the roof of a Montreal condo building (Photo: Facebook) May 8, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Around 200 people marched through the Montreal neighbourhood of Parc-Extension Saturday to demonstrate against neo-Nazism in the city, chanting slogans such as “make racists afraid again” and “no fascists in our neighbourhood!” Continue reading

Canadian Alfred Schaefer Convicted of Holocaust Denial in Germany

Alfred Schaefer (Photo: YouTube Screenshot) May 8, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada Alfred Schaefer, a German-Canadian Holocaust denier, has been convicted of incitement to hatred in Germany, the German newspaper Sächsische Zeitung reported on May 5. Schaefer was charged in connection to a speech that he delivered at a February, 2017 rally in the German city of Dresden. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada to Co-Host Three Ontario Election Debates

May 7, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to announce it is hosting local debates at three Toronto-area synagogues in the run-up to Ontario’s June 7 provincial election.  Continue reading

Private Jet Ride, ACC Concert Tickets Up for Bid at B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

May 2, 2018 By Tevy PilcWriter/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A round-trip flight on a private jet is among an impressive list of auction items that will be up for bids at the Lebovic Golf Club banquet hall during the 3rd Annual B’nai Brith Charity Golf Classic on June 11, 2018. Continue reading

Canadian Charity Promotes Antisemitic Book Tour

Naim Ateek, author of "A Palestinian Theology of Justice" April 27, 2018 By Ran Ukashi and Aidan FishmanB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding action from the Canada Revenue Agency after learning that a registered charity is promoting and selling a book containing antisemitic content and facilitating a cross-country tour by its author.  Continue reading

Audit of Antisemitic Incidents Still A Valuable Tool for B’nai Brith in Quebec

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. April 25, 2018 MONTREAL – It was more than two years ago that then Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre was participating in a focus group on antisemitism, with the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s 2016 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents in his hands. Continue reading

Another Record-Setting Year for Antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Audit Finds

April 24, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The year 2017 set records for antisemitism in Canada. B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents reports that 2017 was the second consecutive year in which record numbers were reached. The authoritative study on antisemitism in Canada, the Audit recorded 1,752 incidents, a 1.4 per cent overall increase nationally compared to 2016. Continue reading
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