Quebec

Harvey Levine – Passionate, Caring and a Mensch Through and Through

It is with deep sorrow that B’nai Brith Canada shares the sad news tonight that Harvey Levine, our veteran Regional Director in Quebec, passed away this morning after a courageous battle with cancer. “Harvey was passionate in his love for the Jewish community and for Israel,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith …

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B’nai Brith lance le concours de création littéraire La Diversité parmi nous

29 novembre 2019 B’nai Brith Canada est fière de lancer une initiative éducative passionnante qui encourage la diversité et enseigne de précieuses leçons d’inclusion et de tolérance aux élèves du primaire et du secondaire. Depuis 1875, B’nai Brith mène la lutte pour les droits de la personne et l’égalité au Canada, et nous sommes fiers de …

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B’nai Brith Demands NDP Drop Candidate Who Defaced Store Products

September 19, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply disturbed by the New Democratic Party’s nomination of a candidate who was filmed affixing “warning” labels to Israeli products on Canadian store shelves and encouraging Canadians to boycott them. Miranda Gallo, the NDP candidate for the Montreal riding of Saint-Laurent, starred in the troubling videos in 2016 …

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B’nai Brith Condemns Antisemitic Vandalism Across the Country

September 17, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada condemns the rash of antisemitic vandalism against election-campaign signs and billboards across the country during the past several days. Every federal election year, campaign signs and billboards of all parties are vandalized with antisemitic slogans, swastikas, and other hate-filled messages and propaganda. This year, however, there …

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B’nai Brith Calls on Ottawa to Act on Bill 21 – B’nai Brith demande à Ottawa de donner suite à la loi 21

18 juillet 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada demande au premier ministre Justin Trudeau de s’opposer au projet de loi sur les symboles religieux du Québec, après que des efforts juridiques visant à le bloquer temporairement aient échoué aujourd’hui. Dans un bref jugement rendu aujourd’hui, le juge Michel Yergeau a statué que …

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B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes Government’s Acceptance of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

June 25, 2019 By Josh Aziza B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada welcomes the Canadian Government’s acceptance of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition of antisemitism, announced today by Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. We will be looking for concrete actions, however, to give its implementation substance and meaning. B’nai Brith will …

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A New Normal? Antisemitism in Canada Sets Record for Third Consecutive Year

April 29, 2019 OTTAWA – For the third consecutive year, records were set in 2018 for antisemitism in Canada. The 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, produced by B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy arm, the League for Human Rights, recorded 2,041 incidents of antisemitism, a 16.5 per cent increase over the previous year. Incidents of antisemitism included: A …

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The Search for Jesse Galganov Continues While His Mom Finds a Way to Create His Legacy

March 7, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – What happened to Jesse Galganov? The 22-year-old Jewish Montrealer mysteriously disappeared 16 months ago in Peru. Alisa Clamen, his mom, is a remarkable woman. I knew that when I met her decades ago and that feeling was only intensified after we sat down recently …

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Maxime Bernier Owes Canadians Some Honest Answers

Feb. 26, 2019 By Marty York Chief Media Relations & Communications Officer B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Maxime Bernier has brought his credibility into question after his recent efforts to dismiss a B’nai Brith Canada revelation that his top advisor defended Nazi sympathizers and promoted conspiracy theories, among other things. Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, has suggested inaccurately in …

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CAQ Religious Symbols Ban An ‘Assault on Fundamental Freedoms’

Feb. 14, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – With the Quebec National Assembly officially in session, members of the province’s multicultural communities are feeling uneasy as the newly elected Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) looks …

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