political debates

B’nai Brith Canada is teaming up with synagogues in Toronto and Winnipeg to host local debates in the run-up to September’s federal election.

In the interest of public health and safety, all election debates this year will be held virtually – and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are located.

B’nai Brith reminds members of the Jewish community that you have various options for making your voices heard through your votes. See B’nai Brith Canada’s Election Guide for more information.

Be sure to follow B’nai Brith on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates on our resources for the 2021 election.

The following debates are confirmed:

winnipeg south centre

Join us on:
Monday, September 13 – 7:00 pm CDT

To hear from candidates from Winnipeg South Centre:
Joyce Bateman – Conservative
Jim Carr – Liberal
Douglas Hemmerling – Green Party 
Julia Riddell – NDP

A debate moderated by:
Howard Morry, Partner at Pitblado Law

York centre

Join us on:
Monday, September 13 – 7:30 pm

To hear from York Centre candidates:
• Kemal Ahmed – NDP
• Joel Yakov Etienne – Conservative
Ya’ara Saks – Liberal

A debate moderated by:
Andrew BernsteinPartner in the Litigation Group of Torys and Head of the Appellate Practice

thornhill

 
Thursday, September 2 – 7:30 pm

To hear from Thornhill candidates:
• Gary Gladstone – Liberal
• Melissa Lantsman – Conservative

A debate moderated by:
Aidan Fishman, Associate in Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

winnipeg south centre

Join us on:
Monday, September 13 – 7:00 pm

To hear from York Centre candidates:
Joyce Bateman – Conservative
Jim Carr – Liberal
Douglas Hemmerling – Green Party 
Julia Riddell – NDP

A debate moderated by
Howard MorryPartner at Pitblado Law

Your Opportunity - Responsibility - to Vote

Canadians head to the polls September 20th. This is an opportunity for members of Canada’s Jewish community to play your role in the democratic process. With a brief and sudden campaign, and voting limitations linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, you should consider all of the options that will help ensure their voice is heard.

how to vote

Information to help you plan, so that you know your options and vote in the way that is most convenient for you.

Election Guide

The community’s go-to resource for information about the 2021 election – including details about candidates, the voting process and key issues.

debates

Find out where and when B’nai Brith’s next election debate will be held – and tune in from anywhere in the world!

Thornhill – Thursday, September 2 at 7:30 pm EDT
York Centre – Monday, September 13 at 7:30 pm EDT
Winnipeg – Monday, September 13 at 7:00 pm CDT

where the party stands?

Before casting your ballot, it’s important for you to know as much as you can about the candidates from whom you will be choosing. Here is some information about where each of the party leaders stands on issues of importance to the Jewish community, as well as other pressing issues.

conservative

liberal

green party