Canada

B’nai Brith Expects Disturbing Canadian Food Inspection Agency Decision Against Israeli Wines to Be Reversed Soon

By Marty York Chief Media Officer B’nai Brith Canada July 12, 2017 B’nai Brith Canada is expecting that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will soon rescind its recent decision to order the removal of certain Israeli wines from store shelves.  “B’nai Brith has received a lot of information on this matter from multiple sources and officials during the past 24 hours …

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B’nai Brith Releases Exclusive Summary of Major Parties’ Positions Ahead of Election

September 16, 2019 OTTAWA – Following the launch of our Elections Centre and the announcement of our upcoming debates, B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to release a summary of the positions of the major political parties ahead of the coming federal election. The major parties all received questionnaires from B’nai Brith earlier this year, giving them an opportunity …

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B’nai Brith Rejects Excuses Made by Hassan Guillet

September 4, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada rejects the excuses made by former Liberal candidate Hassan Guillet at his press conference held this morning. At the conference, which lasted about an hour, Guillet called on the Liberal Party to reinstate him as its candidate for the upcoming federal election in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel, and said he would consider running independently …

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Canada Must Suspend Its UNRWA Funding Now

July 31, 2019 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Government of Canada immediately suspend its support for UNRWA, after yet another setback hit the scandal-prone United Nations body. On Monday, a leaked internal ethics report revealed that the United Nations Reliefs and Works Agency (UNRWA), which caters to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, was …

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All Levels of Government Must Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

B’nai Brith Canada June 24, 2019 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is reiterating its long-held position for the Government of Canada and for the governments of Canada’s provinces, territories and municipalities, to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Canada, while an important member of IHRA, has not formally adopted the working definition for domestic purposes, …

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Federal Election Dispute Over Jewish Holidays Heading to Court

June 7, 2019 TORONTO – A candidate in the upcoming federal election and another member of the Jewish community are asking the Federal Court to shift the election date to avoid discrimination against observant Canadian Jews. In a notice of application filed on Thursday, Chani Aryeh-Bain and Ira Walfish argue that the Chief Electoral Officer’s refusal …

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B’nai Brith Lauds Federal Agency for Upholding Ruling on Israeli Wines

Oct. 26, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of The League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has rejected a bid by a disgruntled consumer to remove wines from two Israeli companies – Shiloh and Psagot – from store …

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B’nai Brith Canada Commends Government for Pressuring Agency to Comply with Canadian Wine Regulations

July 13, 2017 By Marty York Chief Media Officer B’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has rescinded its disturbing and discriminatory decision to remove wines from two Israeli companies – Shiloh and Psagot – from store shelves. While advocating on behalf of the grassroots …

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Transport Minister Garneau Expands Upon New Agreement with Israel

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. Feb. 7, 2018 MONTREAL – Marc Garneau is no stranger to the State of Israel. He has been to the Jewish State four times now. Garneau, Federal Minister of Transport and Liberal Member of Parliament for NDG-Westmount, was, of course, Canada’s first astronaut to …

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