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Young Jewish Candidate to Challenge Finance Minister in Quebec Election

Laura Azéroual campaigns with François Legault Aug. 22, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada The following is the first of four profiles on Jewish candidates running in the Quebec provincial election. For the second, click here. MONTREAL – While the provincial election campaign in Quebec will not officially kick off until Thursday, it is just as if the writ has already dropped. Polls show that the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) and its leader François Legault are the early favourites to defeat the governing Liberals, with the Parti Québecois potentially wiped from the map. Continue reading

Winnipeg's Most Vulnerable Take Part in 10th Annual B'nai Brith Event

An aerial view of Sunday's event Aug. 21, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – This past Sunday, B'nai Brith Canada held its 10th annual "Afternoon with the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club" event, bringing out the city's most vulnerable to spend a fun day at the ball park. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Winnipeg Celebrates Milestone with 10th Annual Afternoon With the Goldeyes Event

August 10, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG — B’nai Brith Canada is thrilled to once again host its Afternoon with the Winnipeg Goldeyes Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Continue reading

Celebrations Continue Through the Summer for B'nai Brith Seniors

Firing up the grill at a B'nai Brith Canada Seniors Summer BBQ August 9, 2018 By Dana FieldsSenior Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada’s Senior Outreach Program has been very busy with multiple summer barbecues for residents and their guests. Continue reading

A Wonderful Reception at the Seniors Sunday Brunch in Montreal

A beautiful brunch was served to the seniors in attendance August 8, 2018 By Dana FieldsSenior Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada   MONTREAL –B'nai Brith Canada was thrilled to serve as host for its fourth Seniors Sunday Brunch this past weekend at Adath Synagogue in Montreal. It was another huge success. Continue reading

Pro wrestling icon uses his celebrity to speak out against bullying in Quebec schools

Rougeau shares a moment with the kids at the Côte Saint-Luc Day Camp July 25, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Growing up in my era, professional wrestling was a big thing in Montreal. Grand Prix Wrestling was a huge draw at the Montreal Forum and special telecasts were often filmed at the local CTV studios. There was Mad Dog Vachon, Gilles “The Fish” Poisson, The Hollywood Blondes, Gino Brito and who can forget flamboyant manager Eddie Creatchman, known for wearing sunglasses, smoking a cigar, and wearing the Star of David to proudly display his Jewish identity. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Participates in International Forum to Combat Antisemitism

Ran Ukashi, Manitoba Regional Director for B'nai Brith Canada, presents workshop findings at the Forum in Warsaw July 24, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada WARSAW – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to have recently participated in the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE)’s Activist Forum on Preventing and Responding to Hate Crimes in Warsaw hosted by its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Continue reading

Reminder to Join the B'nai Brith Flag Football Tournament!

July 24, 2018 By Dana FieldsSenior Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada The first-ever B'nai Brith Canada Flag Football Tournament is shaping up to be a resounding success! Continue reading

When Jews Were Sent to Internment Camps in Canada

Holocaust survivor Edgar Lion recalls his experience in a Canadian internment camp (Photo: YouTube) July 24, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to issue a formal apology for Canada’s decision in 1939 to turn away the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees. Continue reading

Winnipeg Remembers Argentinian Victims of Terror at AMIA Commemoration Event

Bill Weissmann blows the shofar at the AMIA commemoration event in Winnipeg July 20, 2018 By Hannah MarshallLeague for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – On Wednesday, B’nai Brith Canada, along with the Argentinean Manitoban Association and Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, paid homage to the victims of the 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading
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