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B’nai Brith Condemns Absurd Motion by University of Manitoba Faculty Association

March 24, 2021 WINNIPEG – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the University of Manitoba’s Faculty Association (UMFA) executive to abandon a motion opposing “the adoption and/or use of the IHRA definition at the University of Manitoba and elsewhere.” The motion is scheduled for a vote on March 25. The “IHRA definition” refers to the International …

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B’nai Brith Condemns Abuse of Holocaust by COVID-19 Protestors

March 24, 2021 CALGARY – B’nai Brith Canada is disgusted and concerned by a number of recent incidents in which the memory of the Holocaust has been tarnished by COVID-19 protestors, particularly in Calgary. At a “Walk for Freedom” held in Calgary on Sunday, some attendees posed with a yellow Star of David that read: …

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University of Ottawa Professors Stand Up for the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

March 23, 2021 OTTAWA – A group of professors at the University of Ottawa is fighting back against a resolution passed by its faculty union executive – without any advance consultation – to reject the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of Antisemitism. Earlier this month, the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO) …

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B’nai Brith to Jagmeet Singh: NDP Should Embrace IHRA Definition

March 18, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has formally conveyed its concern to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about riding association motions recommending that the NDP oppose the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. We understand that this may presage an effort to have the IHRA definition of antisemitism rejected nationally at their …

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You’re Invited: Help Us Address Antisemitism At U of T Once and For All

The University of Toronto has an antisemitism problem – and the Jewish community has had enough of it. For years now, Jewish students and faculty members at U of T have tried to call attention to the lack of action on the university’s part in preventing and addressing particular antisemitic incidents. From the infamous kosher …

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A Challenge to Canada’s Mayors: What Are You Doing to Combat Antisemitism?

March 11, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is challenging this country’s mayors to step up and do their part in the fight against antisemitism. The Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism will take place on Tues. March 16, and B’nai Brith is a partner in the project. Working together with the Combat Antisemitism Movement, we are using …

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U of T Silent in Face of Damning Antisemitism Report

March 9, 2021 TORONTO – A leading Canadian university has declined to respond to a report highlighting systemic antisemitism on all three of its campuses, even as incidents targeting Jewish students and community members continue to occur. In June 2020, B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights submitted a 30-page report to administrators at the University …

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Two Victories Today in the Fight Against Antisemitism

Update #1 March 8, 2021 WINNIPEG – The Evanov Radio Group, owner of several radio stations across the country, has ended its business relationship with Radio Maryja Canada following B’nai Brith Canada advocacy. Winnipeg-based CKJS AM 810, one of the stations owned by Evanov Radio, had been airing Radio Maryja – a Polish station with a …

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