Press Releases

Tell U of T to ACT NOW on BDS and Student Fees

March 2, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the University of Toronto to take immediate steps to implement a recent ruling against a mandatory “BDS Caucus” for graduate students. In a landmark ruling released on Feb. 4, the Complaint and Resolution Council for Student Societies (CRCSS) found that the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union …

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Carleton University Should Condemn Antisemitism, Take Action on Professor’s Remarks

February 26, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Carleton University to publicly condemn antisemitism and speak out after one of its professors alleged that Jewish money was corrupting the institution, while casting aspersions on its Centre for Jewish Studies. In a Feb. 10 online event hosted by “Carleton University Students for Scholars at …

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New Precedent Established in Hate Speech Punishments, Following B’nai Brith Advocacy

February 25, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy has just helped change the game and pave the way for harsher sentencing in hate-speech cases in this country. Last year, our organization provided testimony in court during the trial of Matthew Wasikiewicz and Kyle Kroeplin of Burlington, Ont. – who were accused of plastering antisemitic and …

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Global TV Pulls Antisemitic Nurses Episode from Its Website

Feb. 25, 2021 TORONTO – Canada’s second-largest private television network has apologized and removed an episode of one of its shows on the heels of outrage sparked by its offensive and inaccurate depiction of Hasidic Jews. CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER OF APOLOGY TO B’NAI BRITH CANADA As of Thursday morning, Episode 8 of Season …

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B’nai Brith Demands Action over Antisemitic Content on Canadian TV Show

February 24, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the producers of a Canadian medical drama series to apologize and take action for inaccurate and offensive stereotypes against Hasidic Jews in a widely-distributed episode of their show. In Episode 8, Season 1 of Nurses, produced by Toronto’s ICF Films, Entertainment One and Corus Entertainment, …

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B’nai Brith Hails House of Commons Motion on Uyghur Plight

February 22, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada commends the passage of a motion in the House of Commons today, declaring the persecution of the Uyghur People by the Government of China to be an act of genocide under intentional law. The motion passed with 266 votes in favour and zero votes against, with support coming from all …

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B’nai Brith Urges Canadians to Denounce Use of Palestinian Child Soldiers

Feb. 16, 2021 OTTAWA – Following Red Hand Day, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government and all Canadians to speak out forcefully against the recruitment and use of Palestinian child soldiers during Palestinian Child Soldiers Week (Feb. 14-19). Canada has been at the forefront of tackling the international problem of child soldiers, thanks largely to …

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B’nai Brith to Intervene in Landmark Case Before the Supreme Court of Canada

Feb. 12, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada will be intervening in a landmark case before the Supreme Court of Canada next week. Our League for Human Rights will be offering its perspective for the Court to consider when examining the use of humour as a potential defence for the promotion of discrimination. The hearing …

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B’nai Brith Disturbed by Inaction on Pro-Terrorist Activities by Charities

Feb. 11, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is raising the alarm over an apparent lack of action by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) against charities that have used their resources to glorify a slain terrorist leader. In June 2020, B’nai Brith complained to the CRA and the Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, about a number of …

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