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Family Day, 2016: Food, Fun, Family and B’nai Brith Hockey

By Jack BorensteinSpecial Correspondent, B’nai Brith Canada Family Day this past Monday turned out to be a wonderful occasion for those who played in, and watched, the First Annual B’nai Brith Canada ice hockey tournament at the Canlan Ice Sport facility in North York, Ont. The tourney was well organized and served as a template to relaunch the B’nai Brith Ice Hockey League, as soon as next season. Nine under-age-35 (composed of two divisions) and four over-age-35 teams competed in a series of three round-robin games, with the best-record teams advancing to the title games. ‘Wise Guys’ and ‘Adam’ emerged as respective U-35 and 35-O champions and each team received a $300 gift card for use at WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan. Ont. Raffle prizes consisted of Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys, toques, fleeced jackets, gloves and a toaster oven.     Continue reading

Ontario Government Announces Creation of Anti-Racism Directorate

February 16, 2016, TORONTO — The Ontario Government announced today that it is establishing an Anti-Racism Directorate to address racism in all forms, and B’nai Brith Canada is eager to see it succeed. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn Attends Gala Dinner in Ottawa in Honour of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn spent Thursday night with dignitaries in the nation's capital. Mr. Mostyn was pleased to accept his invitation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Madame Grégoire Trudeau to attend a gala dinner in honour of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Both Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Ban Ki-moon addressed those in attendance. "B'nai Brith is an important voice in the Canadian Jewish community," Mr. Mostyn said. "I was pleased to represent B'nai Brith and the human rights community at this event." Continue reading

Will Syrian Refugees be Revictimized by Canada’s re-engagement with Iran?

February 8, 2016, TORONTO — The Canadian government’s announcement that it will be exploring renewed diplomatic contacts, including the possibility of allowing Iran to reopen its embassy, is an opportunity to highlight Iranian human rights violations, says B’nai Brith. Canada closed its embassy and expelled Iranian diplomats in September of 2012, citing at the time that ‘the government of Iran is the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.’ Continue reading

Canadian Jewry Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945, and has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations has designated January 27 as a day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, including six million Jews, and five million non-Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada names Marty York Senior Coordinator of Media and Sports

January 20, 2016, TORONTO — B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning sports journalist Marty York as its Senior Coordinator of Media and Sports. Continue reading

Hate for sale this holiday season

  December 3, 2015, TORONTO — More than two years after B’nai Brith first notified Amazon about the sale of disturbing hate paraphernalia on its online store, the retail giant continues to ignore its corporate moral and ethical responsibility to Canadian consumers. Continue reading

Paris attacks highlight critical need to screen out those with radical Jihadist views

November 15, 2015, TORONTO — Reports of a Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the terror attacks in Paris highlight the ever increasing need to properly screen all individuals entering Canada, warns B'nai Brith Canada. Greek authorities have reported that the passport was 'very likely' used by an individual who transited to France via the Greek island of Leros. Approximately 129 people were killed and another 352 injured in a number of separate and brutal terror attacks across the French capital. Continue reading

Topham found guilty of promoting hatred against Jews

Pictured Above: A graphic posted to Topham's website attacking B'nai Brithfor publicizing his racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories.   Arthur Topham, 68, of British Columbia has been convicted of promoting hatred against the Jewish people through his website. B’nai Brith was among the first complainants to reach out to the RCMP regarding Topham’s postings which have been replete with racist attacks against the Jewish community. For years Topham has focused his outlandish conspiracy theories directly at B’nai Brith for its leadership in holding him to account for willfully promoting hatred against Jews.  Continue reading

Sheila Mostyn of Toronto Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President

(Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015)—Sheila Mostyn of Toronto was elected senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting.  Continue reading
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