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U of T Student Union Ordered to Abandon BDS

February 5, 2021   TORONTO – In a landmark ruling – the first of its kind in Canada – the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) has been told by a university panel to stop using student fees to promote the anti-Israel BDS movement. In the ruling released Thursday, the Complaint and Resolution Council for Student Societies (CRCSS), …

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B’nai Brith Standing Up for Jewish Students in Court

Jan. 29, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith of Canada League for Human Rights has been granted intervener status for an important case at the Ontario Court of Appeal. The case involves the provincial government’s Student Choice Initiative policy, which permits Ontario postsecondary students to opt out of paying incidental fees for non-essential services at their schools. …

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U of T Must Resist Pressure Campaign

September 25, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is encouraging the University of Toronto to resist a pressure campaign demanding it hire an anti-Israel activist with ties to an organization closely linked to a terrorist group. Valentina Azarova, who has been painted by several news reports as a harmless “human-rights scholar,” was allegedly under …

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Petition to Bar Faisal Bhabha from Teaching “Human Rights” at Osgoode Hall Law School

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3   Dear President and Vice-Chancellor Lenton, We, the undersigned, demand that Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha no longer teach any “human rights” courses at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. As you acknowledged in your letter of June 2, antisemitism remains a …

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B’nai Brith Investigation on IJV Produces Positive Reactions

B’nai Brith Investigation on IJV Produces Positive Reactions   By Jordan Zaitchik B’nai Brith Canada Earlier this week, B’nai Brith Canada began a series of revelations following an investigation of Independent Jewish Voices. The investigation revealed that it used social media to promote the boycott and sanctions movement against Israel, Holocaust denial, and its affiliation with white supremacist …

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B’nai Brith Condemns U of T Labour Union over Antisemitic Tweets

January 5, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is taking a labour union at the University of Toronto (U of T) to task over a series of anti-Israel and antisemitic tweets issued by its official Twitter account. On Friday, CUPE 3902 lashed out at Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, lamenting the fact that his “recent rejection …

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Our Appeal to the Prime Minister: Confronting Antisemitism Will Strengthen National Unity

December 3, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining its priorities ahead of the new session of Parliament, which begins on Thursday, Dec. 5. The letter lists specific proposals and aims to continue our push for a concerted effort to combat hate and racism …

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More U of T Professors Sign Letter Demanding Kosher Food on Campus

December 1, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has intensified its demand that the University of Toronto (U of T) address concerns raised by a large number of faculty members about antisemitism on campus. In the aftermath of last month’s kosher food debacle, efforts by a group of nearly 60 faculty members to work …

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