Policy Positions

What We Told the Interparliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism

November 13, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada welcomed the opportunity to testify Tuesday on the essential need to counter online hate before the newly created Interparliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism. The Task Force, which includes influential Canadian parliamentarians from the major parties as well as partners from Israel, Australia, the United Kingdom …

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Three Ways for the Government to Combat Iran

The Iranian regime has been guilty of gross human rights violations since its inception in 1979. The regime’s many crimes have included: the mass execution of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, terrorist attacks around the world such as the bombing of an Argentina Jewish community centre, the use of child soldiers, the persecution of religious …

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Getting It Right on Election Dates: B’nai Brith in Dialogue with Elections Officials

September 24, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is advocating for the democratic rights of Jewish voters when it comes to the date of Canada’s next election. Elections Canada is consulting stakeholders such as B’nai Brith on dates for the next federal election, possibly to take place during the challenging time of COVID-19. In …

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B’nai Brith to PM: Throne Speech Should Confront Antisemitism

September 14, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – In advance of the Speech from the Throne in nine days, B’nai Brith Canada has written Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterating the importance of confronting antisemitism during this challenging time of COVID-19. “The Speech from the Throne is a major statement of government direction, setting out an agenda …

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Our Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau – B’nai Brith Canada

P.O. Box #77510 Sheppard Plaza Post Office Toronto, Ontario M3H 2W0   September 4, 2020   The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario    K1A 0A6   Dear Prime Minister, B’nai Brith Canada wrote you November 20, 2019, to assure your government of our firm support in …

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Tackling Online Hate and Antisemitism: B’nai Brith Urges Government Action

September 10, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is pushing for forthright action by the Government of Canada to confront online hate and antisemitism. Recommendations on a mix of policy and legal remedies were presented during September 4 consultations between B’nai Brith Canada and Canadian officials including MP Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister …

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Change Is Needed at the United Nations

July 17, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling for change at the United Nations in response to its systemic antisemitism and anti-Israel bias. Recent documents by the United Nations Human Rights Council and its Special Rapporteur ‘on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967’ have once again called into …

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Time for Canada to Hold Iran to Account: B’nai Brith

June 26, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Following a recent report about Iran seeking to reopen its ties with this country, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to hold Iran to account. Two years have elapsed since the House of Commons passed a resolution condemning Iranian-backed terrorism and calling on the government to list the entire …

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B’nai Brith Corrects Canada’s UN Ambassador

June 15, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has written to Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, to express concern over anti-Israel bias and misinformation at the UN. In a June 10 letter to UN Member States and Observer States, Blanchard affirmed Canada’s commitment to a two-state solution – but also …

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