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the committee for justice in canada

…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 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:

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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