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B’nai Brith Canada Condemns Quebec City Mosque Shooting

In response to the deadly shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Sunday night, B’nai Brith Canada Chief Executive Officer Michael Mostyn has issued the following statement: Continue reading

Rogers TV Drops Arabic-Language Show Following Complaint of Antisemitism

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Rogers TV, which runs community programming throughout Canada, has pulled the plug on an Arabic-language show called AskMirna after B’nai Brith Canada drew its attention to antisemitic messages promoted in the program. Continue reading

Police Investigating Swastika Incident in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

A swastika drawn in the snow on the front lawn of B'nai Brith Canada columnist Sara McCleary By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has launched an investigation to determine who drew a swastika and sexist slur in the snow on the front lawn of B'nai Brith Canada columnist Sara McCleary. Continue reading

Canada to Attend Upcoming 'Middle East Peace Conference' in Paris

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Canada will be sending a delegate to the Middle East peace conference in Paris, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, B'nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

BDS Referendum Quashed at Western University Affiliate

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A planned referendum on whether or not to endorse the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel at King’s University College, a Catholic affiliate of Western University, has been cancelled after Jewish students successfully argued that it violated the mandate of the college’s student council (KUCSC). Continue reading

Mayor Urges Winnipeg to 'Stand in Solidarity' With Jewish Community

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman  By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada  Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman issued a statement today (Friday, Jan. 6) denouncing an ugly act of antisemitism that has left the entire city pretty shaken up. Continue reading

Winnipeg Homeowners Rocked by Antisemitic Messages

By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada The Winnipeg Police Department and its Hate Crimes Coordinator are investigating an ugly antisemitic incident that occurred in a residential neighbourhood near downtown Winnipeg on New Year's Eve after the victims, who have asked to remain anonymous, called B’nai Brith Canada’s 24-7 Anti-Hate Hotline. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Hanukkah Food Drive A Lifeline for Our Community

Volunteers help package Hanukkah food bags in Toronto Dear Friends, As you all know, each year before Hanukkah B’nai Brith Canada distributes food packages to the needy. It’s certainly a fulfilling experience, not just for the recipients of these packages but for the staff members and countless volunteers who come out to support the cause. Continue reading

2016: B'nai Brith Canada's Year in Review

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The year 2016 was marked by social tension, international unrest and political uncertainty. In Canada, minorities were subjected to racism and xenophobia and in Toronto, for the 11th straight year, the annual Hate Crimes report from Toronto Police Services showed that the Jewish community is the city's single most-targeted victim of hate crimes. Continue reading

Green Party Rejects BDS, Calls for Boycott of ‘Illegal Israel’

Green Party of Canada screenshot On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Green Party of Canada amended its previous resolution which was in favour of adopting the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Canada. Continue reading
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