Government Relations

B’nai Brith Canada Makes Strong, Action-Based Recommendations to Feds

July 21, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada, a leader in this country’s fight against antisemitism, has laid out to the federal government a series of action-based, concrete measures designed to combat hatred directed at the Jewish community. On Wednesday, our organization welcomed the opportunity to participate in the government’s National Summit on Antisemitism, where …

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CANADA’S NATIONAL SUMMIT ON ANTISEMITISM: WE WANT YOUR INPUT!

July 12, 2021 OTTAWA — The Government of Canada recently announced plans for a national summit to combat antisemitism. We need the community’s input to make sure it goes well and has the greatest impact possible. B’nai Brith Canada has long-called for a national action plan to combat antisemitism. The summit will play a key …

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B’nai Brith and FSWC Commend Canada for Publicly Declaring Refusal to Participate in Durban IV

May 6, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) commend Canada for publicly declaring its refusal to participate in the upcoming Durban IV conference. Prominent Liberal Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather confirmed the news on his Twitter account. The conference will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 2001 UN …

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B’nai Brith Applauds Appointment of New Government Envoy to Fight Antisemitism

November 25, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is applauding the federal government’s announcement Thursday that it will establish a position to help combat antisemitism. After many years of B’nai Brith advocacy calling for such a position to be created, the government indicated that it will appoint human-rights expert and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler as its …

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B’nai Brith to PM: Throne Speech Should Confront Antisemitism

September 14, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – In advance of the Speech from the Throne in nine days, B’nai Brith Canada has written Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterating the importance of confronting antisemitism during this challenging time of COVID-19. “The Speech from the Throne is a major statement of government direction, setting out an agenda …

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Tackling Online Hate and Antisemitism: B’nai Brith Urges Government Action

September 10, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is pushing for forthright action by the Government of Canada to confront online hate and antisemitism. Recommendations on a mix of policy and legal remedies were presented during September 4 consultations between B’nai Brith Canada and Canadian officials including MP Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister …

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Time for Canada to Hold Iran to Account: B’nai Brith

June 26, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Following a recent report about Iran seeking to reopen its ties with this country, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to hold Iran to account. Two years have elapsed since the House of Commons passed a resolution condemning Iranian-backed terrorism and calling on the government to list the entire …

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B’nai Brith Corrects Canada’s UN Ambassador

June 15, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has written to Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, to express concern over anti-Israel bias and misinformation at the UN. In a June 10 letter to UN Member States and Observer States, Blanchard affirmed Canada’s commitment to a two-state solution – but also …

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