Brian Herman

Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression Listens to B’nai Brith Canada

Feb. 1, 2021 OTTAWA – A new report from the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression captures key points from a submission by B’nai Brith Canada. B’nai Brith Canada’s submission to the Commission – one of fourteen from interested civil society organizations – focused on the harm to the Jewish community and Canadians generally of online antisemitic hate speech. …

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B’nai Brith Troubled by Antisemitism Resolution at Carleton Academic Union

Jan. 25, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on academic staff at Carleton University to reject a resolution targeting the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism. On Jan. 28, 2021, the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) will be considering a resolution put before it condemning the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition …

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Inter-Parliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism to Hear First Expert Testimony

November 9, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism will host its first hearing with leading community organizations from Canada, Australia, and the United States of America. The testimony will cover the state of online antisemitism, how prominent advocacy groups are responding, and provide recommendations for what …

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Tackling Online Hate and Antisemitism: B’nai Brith Urges Government Action

September 10, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is pushing for forthright action by the Government of Canada to confront online hate and antisemitism. Recommendations on a mix of policy and legal remedies were presented during September 4 consultations between B’nai Brith Canada and Canadian officials including MP Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister …

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B’nai Brith Submits Recommendations to Minister Gould, MPs on Combating Online Hatred

Brian Herman (Government Relations Director, B’nai Brith Canada), Michael Mostyn (CEO, B’nai Brith Canada), Karina Gould (Minister for Democratic Institutions), MP Marco Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), Shimon Koffler Fogel (CEO, CIJA) and Richard Marceau (VP, External Affairs and General Counsel, CIJA) discuss combating online hatred in Ottawa on May 27, 2019 May 28, 2019 By Josh Aziza …

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B’nai Brith Canada Proposes Outline to House of Commons on How to Better Combat Online Hate

May 2, 2019 OTTAWA – Recommendations on how to better combat online hatred were made Thursday by B’nai Brith Canada representatives to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) and Brian Herman (Director, Government Relations) submitted oral and written proposals on the subject. As revealed in our 2018 Audit …

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OSCE Report on Canada Cites B’nai Brith Recommendations on Combating Antisemitism

April 19, 2019 OTTAWA – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization, published a review of work on antisemitism in Canada last week, citing several recommendations from B’nai Brith Canada, and resources such as the Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. The report summarizes the findings of Rabbi Andrew Baker, …

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B’nai Brith Urges Action Plan to Fight Antisemitism, Anti-Hate Strategy to Ministerial Forum on Anti-Racism

Dec. 13, 2018 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is continuing its push for municipal, provincial and federal governments to adopt the measures listed in its Eight-Point Plan to Tackle Antisemitism, including that Canada adopt a national action plan to combat antisemitism, that dedicated hate crimes …

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B’nai Brith Canada Appoints New Director of Government Relations

August 23, 2017 By Hailey Kobrin Communications Associate B’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is delighted to announce that Brian Herman has been appointed to serve as its Director of Government Relations. Herman will be based in Ottawa and will develop relationships with government leaders, decision-makers and influencers. He also will educate and advocate on behalf of …

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