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SIGN OUR PETITION: Urge Government to Immediately Deport Nazi Helmut Oberlander

Nov. 8, 2018 By Daniel Koren & Marty York B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in the House of Commons for Canada’s failures toward Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, the federal government is now in position to deport Nazi Helmut Oberlander. B’nai Brith Canada is urging the government to act […]

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Former Nazi Helmut Oberlander Finally Loses Appeal

Sept. 27, 2018 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past has lost his appeal to retain his Canadian citizenship. On Thursday, Justice Michael Phelan maintained that the federal government’s decision to revoke Helmut Oberlander of

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B’nai Brith Canada Proud to Sponsor Major International Conference on Antisemitism

Sept. 13, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada, in conjunction with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, is proud to be the exclusive Jewish-community sponsor of a major international symposium on antisemitism and Israel. Israel @ 70: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora Relations, Identity and Antisemitism will take

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B’nai Brith Canada Representatives Testify on Terrorism Overhaul

Feb. 8, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA– B’nai Brith Canada representatives Michael Mostyn (Chief Executive Officer) and David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) testified before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Thursday regarding Bill C-59, an act that would alter Canada’s approach to combating terrorism. Mostyn and Matas expressed concern about the proposed removal of Section 83.221(1)  the Criminal Code, which currently prohibits advocating

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B’nai Brith Canada Celebrates Victory for Religious Freedom

Nov. 9, 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, following its own advocacy efforts and those of other faith groups, a section of the Criminal Code that protects religious services will be preserved. On Oct. 30, on behalf of

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Anti-Zionism and the Freedom of Religious Expression for Jewish People

As a private practice lawyer engaged in refugee, immigration and international human rights work, the majority of the clients I see are refugee claimants or relatives in Canada trying to help family member refugees abroad. The international human rights work I do is mostly advocacy for NGOs on matters relating to grave violations of international

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B’nai Brith Canada Represents Jewish Community at U.S. Forums

By Marty York Chief Media Officer B’nai Brith Canada David Matas, renowned international human rights, immigration and refugee lawyer based in Winnipeg, was B’nai Brith Canada’s representative at The High Level Forum on Global Antisemitism at the United Nations in New York last week. Please click here for information on the event. Please click here for David’s blog on the

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