Advocacy

B’nai Brith Demands Equal Enforcement of the Law

May 12, 2021 TORONTO & VANCOUVER – B’nai Brith Canada is calling for public health orders to be enforced consistently as illegal mass gatherings are being planned across the country in opposition to the Jewish State. On Monday, more than 100 individuals, many not wearing masks, crowded onto the pavement in downtown Toronto, calling for the destruction of …

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Ontario Sheikh Uses Antisemitic Canard to Attack Canadian Politicians

May 11, 2021 TORONTO – An Ontario Muslim cleric with a history of controversial remarks has accused Canadian elected officials of serving Israel rather than Canada. Sheikh Shafiq Hudda made the remarks during Saturday’s online al-Quds Day event, amidst a weekend of rising tensions and political unrest in Jerusalem. All of these developments have B’nai Brith Canada and …

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Elected Officials Abandon Al-Quds Day Event

May 7, 2021 EDMONTON – An Ontario MP and an Alberta MLA will not be participating in the 2021 iteration of the notorious al-Quds Day hatefest, following successful advocacy by B’nai Brith Canada. Marwan Tabbara, Independent Member of Parliament for Kitchener South-Hespeler, and Rod Loyola, NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Ellerslie, had been …

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B’nai Brith and FSWC Commend Canada for Publicly Declaring Refusal to Participate in Durban IV

May 6, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) commend Canada for publicly declaring its refusal to participate in the upcoming Durban IV conference. Prominent Liberal Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather confirmed the news on his Twitter account. The conference will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 2001 UN …

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Appellate Court Re-Opens Door for “Product of Israel” Labels on Targeted Wines

May 5, 2021 OTTAWA – In brief reasons released today, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has quashed a lower ruling that had barred “Product of Israel” labels for wines produced east of the Green Line. In July of 2020, the Federal Court had ruled that it was “false, misleading or deceptive” for wines produced by …

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