Elections

B’nai Brith Backs Senator’s Suggestion for International Community to Oversee Elections in Palestinian Territories

March 09, 2022 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada supports an important speech given recently in the Senate by Senator Leo Housakos, who urged the Government to call on democratic countries in the “international community” to supervise free and fair elections in the Palestinian Territories. Housakos’ speech, delivered March 2, was the first and only time a …

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B’nai Brith Congratulates Winners of Calgary and Edmonton Mayoral Elections

Oct. 19, 2021  RED DEER, Alta. — B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Amarjeet Sohi and Jyoti Gondek, who were elected mayors of Edmonton and Calgary, respectively, last night. “We wish the mayors-elect productive mandates,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “It is our intention to work closely with the mayors’ offices and …

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B’nai Brith Appalled by Wave of Swastika Graffiti

August 19, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is alarmed by a noticeable increase in antisemitic vandalism across the country, seemingly coinciding with the start of the federal election campaign. In the latest outrage, on Thursday morning, a swastika and other graffiti was discovered on the entrance of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in midtown Toronto. That …

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Getting It Right on Election Dates: B’nai Brith in Dialogue with Elections Officials

September 24, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is advocating for the democratic rights of Jewish voters when it comes to the date of Canada’s next election. Elections Canada is consulting stakeholders such as B’nai Brith on dates for the next federal election, possibly to take place during the challenging time of COVID-19. In …

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Fighting For the Community

Dear Friend,   Here at B’nai Brith Canada, we take human rights seriously and have been advocating for the rights of Canadian Jews since 1875. It goes without saying that the rights to vote and run for office – on an equal footing with all other Canadians – are among the most fundamental rights. That is why, many months ago, we made the decision not to sit silently while Elections …

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BREAKING: Court Strikes Down Elections Canada Decision

July 23, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Federal Court of Canada has ordered Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault to reconsider his decision not to move Election Day from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, to avoid coinciding with a Jewish holiday. In a decision rendered on Tuesday afternoon, Justice Ann Marie McDonald found that there …

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