Legal Interventions

Supreme Court Denies Nazi’s Deportation Appeal

December 5, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada has denied a former Nazi’s request to appeal the revocation of his citizenship. Helmut Oberlander was a member of a gruesome Nazi death squad unit that murdered more than 90,000 Jewish men, women and children during the Second World War. Efforts have been under way for more than two decades …

Supreme Court Denies Nazi’s Deportation Appeal Read More »

B’nai Brith to Intervene in Canadian Federation of Students Court Case

October 8, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has been granted intervener status in another important court case. On Oct. 11, B’nai Brith will argue in defense of an Ontario government policy that allows post-secondary students to opt out of non-essential supplemental fees when paying tuition. Some of these previously mandatory fees include funding …

B’nai Brith to Intervene in Canadian Federation of Students Court Case Read More »

Canadian Government to Appeal Israeli Wines Decision

September 6, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The Attorney-General of Canada has filed a notice of appeal against a court decision that would have barred certain wines from being labelled “Product of Israel,” B’nai Brith Canada has learned. On July 29, Justice Anne Mactavish of the Federal Court ruled that it was “false, misleading or deceptive” for …

Canadian Government to Appeal Israeli Wines Decision Read More »

BREAKING: Court Strikes Down Elections Canada Decision

July 23, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Federal Court of Canada has ordered Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault to reconsider his decision not to move Election Day from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, to avoid coinciding with a Jewish holiday. In a decision rendered on Tuesday afternoon, Justice Ann Marie McDonald found that there …

BREAKING: Court Strikes Down Elections Canada Decision Read More »

Intervener Status Granted to B’nai Brith Canada in Legal Battle over Jewish Voting Rights

July 10, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada has been granted intervener status in an upcoming legal battle over the date of Canada’s October federal election. The intersection of the Jewish calendar and the federal election schedule pose significant obstacles for observant Jews in 2019. Election Day …

Intervener Status Granted to B’nai Brith Canada in Legal Battle over Jewish Voting Rights Read More »

Court Grants B’nai Brith Canada Intervener Status in Israeli Wines Case

May 14, 2019 TORONTO – The League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy arm, has been granted intervener status in an upcoming court case concerning the labelling of Israeli products in Canada. The case will take place next week in a Toronto courtroom. In July 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) briefly removed  two …

Court Grants B’nai Brith Canada Intervener Status in Israeli Wines Case Read More »

Call to Action: Deport Nazi Helmut Oberlander Immediately

The Honourable Minister Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Ralph Goodale We the undersigned are calling for the immediate deportation of former Nazi Helmut Oberlander following the exhaustion of all possible legal defences. For far too long, spanning two decades, Canadians have watched …

Call to Action: Deport Nazi Helmut Oberlander Immediately Read More »

B’nai Brith Canada Granted Intervener Status in Helmut Oberlander Case

March 27, 2018 By Aidan Fishman National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Canada has granted the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada intervener status in the case of Helmut Oberlander, a 94-year-old former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past. The Canadian government has attempted to strip Oberlander of his citizenship on three …

B’nai Brith Canada Granted Intervener Status in Helmut Oberlander Case Read More »

B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on M-103

  By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada representatives Michael Mostyn (Chief Executive Officer) and David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) testified before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage today regarding M-103, a parliamentary motion passed earlier this year that “condemns Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” …

B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on M-103 Read More »