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B’nai Brith Commends Parliamentarians for Tackling Online Antisemitism

July 14, 2021 OTTAWA — B’nai Brith Canada endorses a new report released today by the Interparliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism. The report highlights the dramatic increase of online attacks against the Jewish community, coinciding with a major rise in antisemitic incidents in Canada, as detailed in B’nai Brith’s special report of June […]

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B’nai Brith to Jagmeet Singh: NDP Should Embrace IHRA Definition

March 18, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has formally conveyed its concern to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about riding association motions recommending that the NDP oppose the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. We understand that this may presage an effort to have the IHRA definition of antisemitism rejected nationally at their

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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

May 28, 2019 By Josh Aziza Research Associate B’nai Brith Canada  OTTAWA – In response to Canada’s signing of the Christchurch Call to Action, representatives from B’nai Brith Canada met with elected officials and political dignitaries Monday to submit recommendations on how the federal government can better combat online hatred. The meeting comes on the heels

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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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