Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents

Alarming Audit Results Concern Quebec Jewish Community Leaders

May 3, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada released its 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents  this week. Representatives Harvey Levine (Director, Quebec Region), Ted Greenfield (Past President), Alan Adel (Co-Chair, Advocacy and Policy Committee) and Jerry Tarasofsky (Board Member) have all been asked to comment on previous Audits over the last few …

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A New Normal? Antisemitism in Canada Sets Record for Third Consecutive Year

April 29, 2019 OTTAWA – For the third consecutive year, records were set in 2018 for antisemitism in Canada. The 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, produced by B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy arm, the League for Human Rights, recorded 2,041 incidents of antisemitism, a 16.5 per cent increase over the previous year. Incidents of antisemitism included: A …

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Audit of Antisemitic Incidents Still A Valuable Tool for B’nai Brith in Quebec

Quebec Confidential The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. April 25, 2018 MONTREAL – It was more than two years ago that then Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre was participating in a focus group on antisemitism, with the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s 2016 Annual …

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Another Record-Setting Year for Antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Audit Finds

April 24, 2018 By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada The year 2017 set records for antisemitism in Canada. B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents reports that 2017 was the second consecutive year in which record numbers were reached. The authoritative study on antisemitism in Canada, the Audit recorded 1,752 incidents, a 1.4 per cent overall …

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Ten Ways B’nai Brith Canada Supported Our Community in 2017

1. Supported Jewish students on campus. B’nai Brith Canada was active in helping Canadian students fight antisemitism on campus this year. In Montreal, after students were unfairly targeted for supporting pro-Israel causes, our petition to McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier prompted her to investigate and condemn the incident. In a separate incident at McGill, B’nai Brith exposed a student …

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With Hate Crimes on the Rise, We Should All Follow Harry Potter’s Example

June 29, 2017 This week marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first in the Harry Potter series. It might seem strange to bring that up here, in an opinion piece for B’nai Brith Canada, but as a fan of the series I think it can be useful to consider …

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Why Doesn’t Canadian Media Mention that Jews Are Most-Targeted Group for Hate Crimes?

June 19, 2017 Last week, Stats Canada released its hate crime statistics  for the year 2015, finding that hate crimes reported to police rose by five per cent over the year 2014, with 1,362 hate-motivated incidents. According to the government’s numbers, 469 of those incidents were motivated by religion, accounting for 35 per cent. Unsurprisingly, the …

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B’nai Brith Audit Could Serve As Model for Other Minority Groups

Sociology demands data. It demands that there be a process of data collection, standards and a strict process that must be upheld before coming to a conclusion. For one day of the year, the problem of prejudice against the Jewish community was the focus of the national dialogue in Canada. B’nai Brith spoke, and the …

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What B’nai Brith’s Audit Tells Us About Antisemitism in Quebec

May 12, 2017 MONTREAL – When B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights announces the details of its annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents at a Montreal press conference, the room is traditionally full. This year’s setting was in the heart of downtown, at the Place du Canada offices of Fuller Landau Charted Accountants, courtesy of firm partner and B’nai Brith Canada senior statesman …

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WATCH: Audit of Antisemitic Incidents News Conferences Across Canada

The year 2016 was a record-setting year for antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents found. Representatives of the organization as well as representatives of B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights spoke to the media in Toronto (national), Montreal and Calgary at press conferences on May 9, 2017. To download a …

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