Quebec

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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Top Bernier Advisor Defends Nazi Sympathizers, Promotes Conspiracy Theories

Feb. 6, 2019 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – The Canadian government is a “mafia” cartel. A previous U.S. administration engaged in “torture” and “state terrorism,” and former President Barack Obama was “on the trail of fascism.” Members of the media are “parasites.” These are just a sampling of public …

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CAQ Must Completely Backtrack on Religious Symbols Ban

Oct. 11, 2018 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 – For most new governments, municipal, federal, or provincial, there’s a honeymoon period. In Quebec, that has hardly been the case for Premier-elect François Legault, whose Coalition …

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Student Newspaper Lauds Montreal Activist for Fighting Racism; Reneges Because of Pro-Israel Stance

June 27, 2018 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 – When I attended Concordia University more than 30 years ago as a journalism student, I was never fond of the editorial slant of campus newspaper, The Link. Its …

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B’nai Brith Sunday Brunch Series Growing in Popularity in Montreal

May 24, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL — There are no shortage of events and activities organized by the Jewish community in Montreal. However, the B’nai Brith Community Volunteer Services (CVS) Committee has clearly come up with a winning formula with its Music Brunches for Seniors. I had heard wonderful things about …

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Audit of Antisemitic Incidents Still A Valuable Tool for B’nai Brith in Quebec

Quebec Confidential The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. April 25, 2018 MONTREAL – It was more than two years ago that then Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre was participating in a focus group on antisemitism, with the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s 2016 Annual …

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Quebec’s Lone Jewish MNA David Birnbaum Nominated to Seek Another Mandate

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. April 18, 2018 MONTREAL – David Birnbaum was 58 years old in the Spring of 2014 when Philippe Couillard asked him to be the Liberal candidate for the National Assembly in the riding of D’Arcy McGee, which includes the …

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Montreal Continues Powerful Yom HaShoah Ceremony Inspired by B’nai Brith

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. April 13, 2018 MONTREAL – It was at least two decades ago that the B’nai Brith office in Quebec initiated an annual event on the steps of Montreal City Hall to commemorate Yom HaShoah. It was well-organized and appreciated, …

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Canada’s Oldest Synagogue Kicks Off 250th Anniversary Celebrations

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. March 16, 2018 MONTREAL – The very first and oldest Jewish congregation in Canada, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, is about to kick off celebrations to mark its 250th anniversary. On March 20, 2018, new Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante broken link …

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