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Calls To Action

Petition to Prime Minister Trudeau: Take Strong Stand on Palestinian Child Soldiers

A Palestinian boy being trained to shoot by Hamas (Associated Press) February 18, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada Dear Mr. Prime Minister, For decades, the plight of Palestinian children has largely been ignored by the global community. Continue reading

Sign Our Petition to List the IRGC as a Terrorist Organization within the Next 30 Days

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Nineteen months have elapsed since the House of Commons passed a bipartisan motion calling on the government to “immediately” list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in its entirety, as a terrorist organization. Continue reading

Letter to Canada's New Foreign Minister

                                                                                                            15 Hove Street                                                                                                             Toronto, Ontario                                                                                                             M3H 4Y8                                                                                                             December 2, 2019     TO: The Honourable François-Philiipe Champagne, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs Lester B. Pearson Building 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario    K1G 0A2 FROM: B’nai Brith Canada SUBJECT: Your Mandate to Combat Antisemitism and Protect the Interests of Canada’s Jewish Community   Dear Minister,             The scourge of antisemitism is global in nature as are the increasing threats of Holocaust denial and distortion and attempts to isolate Israel internationally. Canada’s international policy, including its development assistance activities, should be geared to combatting these threats. As you assume your responsibilities, we look to your leadership on the key issues. In this same vein, we have written both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Canadian Heritage.    Continue reading

Sign Our Petition to Revoke SAIA York’s Club Status

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3   Dear Professor Lenton,    We, the undersigned, demand that the York University administration immediately revoke the club status of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) York, pending a full investigation into the events of Nov. 20, 2019. Continue reading

Combatting Antisemitism – From Charlevoix to Biarritz

An image of Biarritz (PlanetWare) August 23, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada is this country’s oldest national Jewish organization, founded in 1875, with a long history of defending the human rights of Canadian Jews, and all Canadians regardless of religious affiliation. We advocate for the interests of the grassroots Jewish community in Canada and for their rights such as freedom of conscience and religion. Continue reading

Canada Must Suspend Its UNRWA Funding Now

A Palestinian man protests outside an UNRWA office in the Gaza Strip (AFP/Archives)   July 31, 2019 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Government of Canada immediately suspend its support for UNRWA, after yet another setback hit the scandal-prone United Nations body. Continue reading

PETITION: ICNA Must Remove Hateful Speakers from its Toronto Conference

***TO SIGN THIS PETITION, CLICK HERE*** Sept. 26, 2018 Tahir Alvi, PresidentIslamic Circle of North America – Canada391 Burnhamthorpe Road EastOakville, ONL6H 7B4 Dear President Alvi, Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Gets Results – But We Need Your Support

Aug. 20, 2018 As the voice of grassroots Jewry in this country, B’nai Brith Canada acts on behalf of human rights and galvanizes our community to react whenever there is an incident or event that merits our condemnation, advocacy or support. Continue reading

PETITION: MP Iqra Khalid Must Apologize for Rewarding Activist Linked to Hate Rally

Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid: Tone deaf to antisemitism (Photo Credit: CBC) ***TO SIGN THIS PETITION, CLICK HERE*** Aug. 15, 2018 To Iqra KhalidMP, Mississauga-Erin Mills Dear Ms. Khalid, Continue reading

An Open Letter to Chrystia Freeland: Promoting Religious Freedom Means Combating Antisemitism

July 23, 2018 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P.Minister of Foreign AffairsLester B. Pearson Building125 Sussex DriveOttawa, ONK1A 0G2 Dear Minister Freeland, This coming week, United States Secretary of State Pompeo will host a critical Ministerial meeting on religious freedom. This meeting offers Canada an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to an objective we wholly share with you – protecting and promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief for all, globally. Continue reading
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