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B’nai Brith Rejects Excuses Made by Hassan Guillet

September 4, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada rejects the excuses made by former Liberal candidate Hassan Guillet at his press conference held this morning. At the conference, which lasted about an hour, Guillet called on the Liberal Party to reinstate him as its candidate for the upcoming federal election in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel, and said he would consider running independently …

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Toronto Man Charged after Threatening Walk with Israel Participants

September 3, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A Toronto man is facing criminal charges after he shouted “Heil Hitler” and accosted participants at a Jewish community event. On May 20, 2019, Ali Amirsalam was filmed shouting, “Hitler, please come back and kill all the Jews – not 100%, but 90% of them” outside the 2019 Toronto Walk with …

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B’nai Brith Seeks Disqualification of Liberal Candidate with History of Antisemitic Comments

August 30, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada has uncovered a pattern of disturbing antisemitic and anti-Israel statements made by a Liberal Party candidate running in the coming federal election on Oct. 21. Hassan Guillet, an Islamic religious leader who gained international attention for speaking out in the aftermath of the Quebec City mosque attack of 2017, is currently the Liberal Party nominee …

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Anti-Israel Liberal Party Candidate Swiftly Ousted After B’nai Brith Revelation

August 30, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – The Liberal Party has immediately ousted one of its candidates following a B’nai Brith Canada press release Friday. Hassan Guillet had been the Liberal Party’s nominee for the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel in Montreal until Friday’s decision by the party. Earlier in the day, B’nai Brith exposed a series of anti-Israel and …

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Hate Rag Publisher Sentenced to 12 Months of House Arrest

August 29, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The publisher of the antisemitic Your Ward News hate rag has been sentenced to 12 months of house arrest. Justice Richard Blouin ruled that publisher LeRoy St. Germaine must serve a 12-month conditional sentence — consecutive six-month terms — for wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women. He will not be behind bars, …

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White Nationalists Banned from Using Virtual Office after B’nai Brith Complaint

August 27, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A Saskatchewan-based white nationalist group has been barred from using a Toronto mailing service following information provided by B’nai Brith Canada. The Canadian Nationalist Party, a hate group seeking a place on the ballot in the upcoming federal election, had been using the services of Telsec, an office space solutions company, …

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B’nai Brith Renews Call for G7 to Act on Antisemitism

August 23, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the Canadian government, along with G7 Summit host France, to issue a clarion call for action in combating the growth of global antisemitism. With antisemitism increasing in Canada and around the world, B’nai Brith has put forward a series of concrete measures  that build on ideas issued before last year’s Summit in Charlevoix. “As a global …

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Combatting Antisemitism – From Charlevoix to Biarritz

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 …

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B’nai Brith Applauds Maximum Sentence for Your Ward News Editor

August 22, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is satisfied with the sentence imposed Thursday on the editor of an antisemitic and misogynistic Toronto publication. In January, Your Ward News editor James Sears and publisher LeRoy St. Germaine were convicted of two counts each of wilful promotion of hatred, against both Jews and women, for their involvement with the Your Ward News hate rag. …

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Your Opportunity – and Responsibility – to Vote

August 21, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA– In 2019, Election Day coincides with the holy day of Shemini Atzeret. Days set aside for advance voting also coincide with Jewish holidays or fall on Erev Shabbat, complicating the situation for many observant and orthodox members of the Jewish community. B’nai Brith Canada was active in seeking …

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