Advocacy

Ontario Government Sued Over Inequitable COVID Safety Funding

July 28, 2021 TORONTO – Three Ontario schools are taking the provincial government to court over inequitable distribution of the Safe Return to Class Fund. The schools argue that when the Ontario Ministry of Education distributed the province’s $763 million portion of the federally provided Fund in the fall of 2020 and the spring of …

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B’nai Brith Canada Makes Strong, Action-Based Recommendations to Feds

July 21, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada, a leader in this country’s fight against antisemitism, has laid out to the federal government a series of action-based, concrete measures designed to combat hatred directed at the Jewish community. On Wednesday, our organization welcomed the opportunity to participate in the government’s National Summit on Antisemitism, where …

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B’nai Brith Hails Rejection of Your Ward News Appeal

July 16, 2021 TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada has learned that the editor-in-chief of a notorious antisemitic and misogynistic Toronto publication has lost his bid to appeal his conviction for promoting hate. James Sears, otherwise known as “Dimitri the Lover,” was found guilty alongside Your Ward News publisher LeRoy St. Germaine of promoting hatred against …

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B’nai Brith Outraged by Impunity over Openly Pro-Terrorism School Emails

July 16, 2021 TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada is outraged by the apparent reinstatement without discipline of a Toronto school employee who sent materials to teachers justifying the murder of Israeli civilians. Javier Dávila, a Student Equity Program Advisor with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), sent two emails to a listserv comprised of TDSB educators in May, …

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B’nai Brith Commends Parliamentarians for Tackling Online Antisemitism

July 14, 2021 OTTAWA — B’nai Brith Canada endorses a new report released today by the Interparliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism. The report highlights the dramatic increase of online attacks against the Jewish community, coinciding with a major rise in antisemitic incidents in Canada, as detailed in B’nai Brith’s special report of June …

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Federal NDP Insufficiently Concerned About Violence against Jews

July 13, 2021 OTTAWA — B’nai Brith Canada is alarmed by the increasing frequency with which the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) turns a blind eye towards violence against Jews, both in Canada and beyond. On Monday, NDP MP and Critic for Ethics Charlie Angus hailed Khalida Jarrar as a “human rights campaigner,” and called …

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CANADA’S NATIONAL SUMMIT ON ANTISEMITISM: WE WANT YOUR INPUT!

July 12, 2021 OTTAWA — The Government of Canada recently announced plans for a national summit to combat antisemitism. We need the community’s input to make sure it goes well and has the greatest impact possible. B’nai Brith Canada has long-called for a national action plan to combat antisemitism. The summit will play a key …

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