COVID-19

B’nai Brith Canada Deeply Concerned by Statements from NDP MPs

Jan. 5, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada wrote to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Monday, refuting the comments of NDP Members of Parliament, who posted inflammatory social media statements that treat Israel in a totally unfair manner and that add fuel to the fire of antisemitic conspiracy theories. Charlie Angus, the MP for Timmins—James …

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Quebec Premier Must Address Needs of the Jewish Community

Pour le français, voir ci-dessous…. November 20, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is very disappointed in the Government of Quebec’s lack of consideration towards the Jewish community, as it relates to the newly released plan on December holiday gatherings. “Premier Legault has not addressed the concerns and needs of several minority groups in …

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Polish-Language Newspapers Face Backlash Following B’nai Brith Revelations

Aug. 10, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Two Polish-language newspapers are facing backlash after B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy exposed their antisemitic content. The two papers in question are Głos, a Toronto-based publication exposed last week in a B’nai Brith press release, and Goniec, a Mississauga-based publication exposed last summer in a similar release. These stories sparked widespread shock and concern …

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COVID-19 Created by “Organized Jewry,” Toronto Newspaper Claims

Aug. 6, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a criminal complaint with Toronto Police after a local Polish-language newspaper twice blamed the COVID-19 pandemic on a sinister Jewish plot. The hateful article, entitled “Coronavirus, or the Fake Pandemic,” was the front page story in the March 25 edition of Głos Polski, and was published again …

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Ontario Eases Prayer Restrictions Following Community Advocacy

June 8, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Ontario’s government has announced that it will lift restrictions preventing group prayers, following intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and other community groups. Under emergency regulations issued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario had banned religious gatherings of more than five people since the end of March. Full Jewish prayer services require the presence …

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B’nai Brith Releases New Policy Paper on Confronting COVID-19-Inspired Antisemitism

May 26, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Concerned over the rise in COVID-19-inspired antisemitism, B’nai Brith Canada is addressing disinformation and conspiracy theories directed at the Jewish community, and urging government leadership to take action against it. B’nai Brith has released a new policy paper, outlining how governments can address the growing issue of COVID-19-inspired antisemitism and disinformation …

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Jewish Group’s Webinar Hacked with Racist Messages

March 31, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A webinar held by a Canadian Jewish group was hacked Monday and disrupted with grotesque, hateful and inappropriate messages. The Canada Antisemitism Education Foundation (CAEF) ran a webinar featuring Yifa Segal, director of the International Legal Forum, on the popular video-calling app, Zoom. During the event, racist messages and pornographic …

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COVID-19: As Charities Step Up, Canadian Government Support Is Urged

March 23, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is urging the federal government to include support for charities in its response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Throughout Canada, charitable organizations are serving the needs of citizens. Every dollar donated to these groups goes back into the community to address challenges. In times of …

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