Canada

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B’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has rescinded its disturbing and discriminatory decision to remove wines from two Israeli companies – Shiloh and Psagot – from store shelves.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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MP David Sweet Speaks about Jews From Arab Lands in House of Commons

On Nov. 30, 2016, Member of Parliament David Sweet spoke in the House of Commons about the exodus of Jewish refugees from Arab lands following Israel’s independence day in 1948. Sweet cited B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long campaign  to acknowledge these courageous Jews and affirmed the Canadian government’s commitment to fighting all forms of antisemitism in Canada …

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Legislation Introduced in Senate to Establish Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada Legislation to designate the month of May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month was announced today in the Senate. Cosponsoring the bill were Senator Linda Frum (Ontario) and MP Michael Levitt (York Centre). “As a proud member of Canada’s Jewish community, I am delighted to have the privilege …

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Trudeau’s First Year in Office: Was it Good for the Jews?

Amid the excitement created by the U.S. presidential election campaign, Canada’s Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently celebrated a major milestone – its first year in office. The 2015 Canadian federal election marked the return of the Liberals to power since 2006. Critics of the Liberals and Prime Minister Trudeau had voiced their concerns regarding …

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Canadian Politicians Send Yom Kippur Greetings to Jewish Community

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada Politicians from across Canada took time out of their busy schedules today to send Yom Kippur greetings to the Jewish community. Canada extends its best wishes to all Jewish Canadians and Jewish communities abroad on this most holy day #YomKippur pic.twitter.com/Mn6D38Gmht — Canada (@Canada) October 11, 2016 …

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