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…articulates the interests of the grassroots Jewish community in the promotion of human rights and diversity, and in combating antisemitism and hate speech.

The Committee advocates on behalf of Jewish Canadians for their rights of freedom of conscience and religion. It makes representations to federal, provincial and municipal orders of government and the diplomatic community on issues of concern to the Jewish community, and educates policy-makers, decision-makers and the public on these issues. The Committee articulates the interests of the grassroots Jewish community in the promotion of human rights and diversity, and in combating antisemitism and hate speech.

The Committee encourages Jewish Canadians to participate in the democratic process and educates voters in the Jewish community on candidate positions. It renders assistance to government and other civil society organizations, the diplomatic community, policy institutes, academic institutions, and the media, by supplying information collected and analyzed through research by B’nai Brith Canada and its League for Human Rights.

The Committee works with government institutions and law enforcement agencies and organizations to pursue practical and durable solutions to the societal threat of hate speech and hate crimes, regarded as threats to the public safety of all Canadians. The Committee supports efforts by B’nai Brith Canada and its League for Human Rights in combatting antisemitism and hate speech on university campuses and in the classroom.

The Committee encourages inter-religious cooperation and the interpretation of Judaism and Jewish life in Canada to those embracing other creeds. The Committee helps explain to Jewish Canadians the nature of policies under consideration by government and the policies articulated by political parties that affect the interests of the grassroots Jewish community.

The Committee supports the articulation B’nai Brith Canada’s objectives and activities in the areas of social justice and community care.

Those interested in contacting the Committee can do so by emailing [email protected].

Read about some of the Committee’s recent activity:

RECOMMENDATIONS TO STRENGTHEN CANADA’S NEW COUNTER-FOREIGN INTEFERENCE LEGISLATION
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for its Study on Bill C-70, An Act respecting countering foreign interference
June 6, 2024

A TANGIBLE WAY FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNEMNT TO ADVANCE ITS COMMITMENT TO THE FURTHER IMPLEMENATION OF THE IHRA DEFINITION
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Science and Research for its Study Regarding the Distribution of Federal Government Funding Among Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions
May 24, 2024

RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP ENSURE THAT CAMPUSES REMAIN WELCOME SPACES FOR JEWISH POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights for its Study on Antisemitism and Additional Measures that Could be Taken to Address the Valid Fears that are Being Expressed by Canada’s Jewish Community
May 23, 2024

SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL POLICY REGARDING BILL 166
Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 166, Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act, 2024
April 16, 2024

SUBMISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN THE CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA V. ISRAEL  
Submission by B’nai Brith International, B’nai Brith Canada, B’nai Brith World Centre – Jerusalem and B’nai Brith Office of United Nations to the International Court of Justice
January 9, 2024

RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE CANADA’S SANCTIONS REGIME
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development for its Study of Canada’s Sanctions Regime
October 16, 2023

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE 2024 FEDERAL BUDGET
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Finance for Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget
August 1, 2023

CANADA’S MUST CEASE FUNDING PROGRAMS THAT RADICALIZE YOUTH AND NORMALIZE VIOLENCE
Report by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Government of Canada demanding accountability for taxpayers’ dollars
September 21, 2023

RECOMMENDATIONS TO RELIEVE CANADA’S HOUSING CRISIS
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities for its Study on the Financialization of Housing
May 25, 2023

RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS THE WEAKNESSES AND BOLSTER THE STRENGHTS OF THE SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW, AND THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC MEASURES ACT
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade for its Comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of the Sergei Magnitsky Law, and the Special Economic Measures Act
December 22, 2022

RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENSURE THAT CANADA’S EXTRADITION SYSTEM IS BETTER SERVED FOR THE VICTIMS OF WAR CRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights for its Study on Extradition Law Reform
February 13, 2023

MANDATING PUBLIC DISCOSURE OF RECORDS REGARDING NAZI WAR CRIMINALS AND ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC ARCHIVE OF CANADA’S HOLOCAUST RECORDS
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics for its Study on the Access to Information Act
February 14, 2023

RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREVENT ANOTHER LAITH MAROUF FIASCO
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its Briefing to Discuss the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Contract with the Community Media Advocacy Centre
March 21, 2023

THE NEED FOR A CANADIAN DEFINITION FOR ANTI-MUSLIM HATE
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights for its Study of Islamophobia in Canada
February 13, 2023

GOVERNMENT RESPONSES IN A TIME OF COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR CHARITABLE AND HUMANITARIAN WORK 
Submission by B’nai Brith Canada Committee for Justice in Canada to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
May 15th, 2020

GOVERNMENT RESPONSES IN A TIME OF COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR CHARITABLE AND HUMANITARIAN WORK
Submission by B’nai Brith Canada Committee for Justice in Canada to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance
May 26th, 2020

POLICY PAPER – COVID-19, DISINFORMATION AND ANTISEMITISM
Submission to Canada’s Anti-Racism Secretariat of a B’nai Brith Canada policy paper, ‘COVID-19, Disinformation and Antisemitism’
May 26th, 2020

IMPLEMENTING CANADA’S ANTI-RACISM STRATEGY: B’NAI BRITH CANADA’S VIEWS
Proposals from B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada at a Townhall Meeting between Canada’s Anti-Racism Secretariat and leading Jewish community leaders
July 16th, 2020

B’NAI BRITH CANADA’S COMMITMENT TO COMBATTING RACISM
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
August 10th, 2020

COMBATTING ONLINE HATE & ANTISEMITISM
B’nai Brith Canada’s Submission to the Department of Justice
August 28th, 2020

THE BALANCE BETWEEN COUNTERING HATE AND DISINFORMATION AND SAFEGUARDING FREE SPEECH
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression
October 29th, 2020

ANTISEMITISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY
Submission by B’nai Brith Committee for Justice in Canada to the Minister of National Defence Advisory Panel on Systemic Racism and Discrimination
February 5th, 2021 (with Advisory Panel response on February 15th, 2021

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