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  Dear Friend,   Here at B’nai Brith Canada, we take human rights seriously and have been advocating for the rights of Canadian Jews since 1875. It goes without saying that the rights to vote and run for office – on an equal footing with all other Canadians – are among the most fundamental rights.  Continue reading

Attention: Calling All Ontario Students!

July 26, 2019 This year, Ontario students have a unique opportunity to deny funding to one of Canada’s most prominent supporters of the antisemitic BDS movement. But you need to act quickly. Continue reading

URGENT: Email Elections Canada NOW!

July 24, 2019 Yesterday, we made history. For the first time, a Canadian court ordered Elections Canada to review its refusal to change the election date to avoid the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret. Continue reading

BREAKING: Court Strikes Down Elections Canada Decision

James MacDonald/Bloomberg via Getty Images July 23, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Federal Court of Canada has ordered Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault to reconsider his decision not to move Election Day from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, to avoid coinciding with a Jewish holiday. Continue reading

B.C. Man Threatens to Kill Jews Online

A threatening antisemitic tweet by “Iron Horseman,” a.k.a. Marty Mullen/Tollington (Twitter)   July 23, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – B’nai Brith Canada is sounding the alarm about a B.C. man with self-proclaimed military experience who has repeatedly threatened to kill Jews online. Continue reading

Canadian Jews Most Targeted Group for Third Year in a Row

One example of an antisemitic hate crime that occurred in Vancouver in 2018 July 22, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Data released by Statistics Canada today has revealed that Canadian Jews were the most targeted group for hate crimes in 2018, a trend continuing from the previous two years. Continue reading

Winnipeg Commemorates the Horrific AMIA Bombing

B'nai Brith's Ran Ukashi speaks at Winnipeg's community memorial event.   July 22, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG - This past Thursday, July 18th, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the horrific AMIA bombing, an antisemitic terrorist attack against a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that left eighty-five dead and hundreds injured. What followed was a whirlwind of presidential corruption, clandestine political dealings, assassinations, and inaction, specifically in relation to Hezbollah and the government of Iran, who are widely recognized as the masterminds of the attack. The bombing and the subsequent lack of justice for its victims have resulted in a permanent scar for the Jews of Argentina, many of whom left the country in the following years, no longer trusting those in charge to keep them safe. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Calls on Ottawa to Act on Bill 21 - B’nai Brith demande à Ottawa de donner suite à la loi 21

CTV Montreal/Pedro Querido 18 juillet 2019 B'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL - B’nai Brith Canada demande au premier ministre Justin Trudeau de s’opposer au projet de loi sur les symboles religieux du Québec, après que des efforts juridiques visant à le bloquer temporairement aient échoué aujourd’hui. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Double Chai Basketball Tournament

Join B'nai Brith Canada for our Double Chai basketball tournaments in Toronto and Montreal!   Continue reading

B’nai Brith Denounces Antisemitic Harassment in North York

Al-Najim brandishes a Palestinian flag while warning of a Jewish takeover of North York (Facebook) July 15, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a complaint with Toronto Police after a man was filmed harassing a member of the Jewish community in a North York park on Sunday. Continue reading
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