House of Commons

B’nai Brith Hails House of Commons Motion on Uyghur Plight

February 22, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada commends the passage of a motion in the House of Commons today, declaring the persecution of the Uyghur People by the Government of China to be an act of genocide under intentional law. The motion passed with 266 votes in favour and zero votes against, with support coming from all …

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B’nai Brith Canada Proposes Outline to House of Commons on How to Better Combat Online Hate

May 2, 2019 OTTAWA – Recommendations on how to better combat online hatred were made Thursday by B’nai Brith Canada representatives to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. David Matas (Senior Legal Counsel) and Brian Herman (Director, Government Relations) submitted oral and written proposals on the subject. As revealed in our 2018 Audit …

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Government Committee to Adopt B’nai Brith Anti-Terror Proposals on Justice Bill

Oct. 26, 2018 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – After hearing testimony from B’nai Brith Canada, the House of Commons Justice Committee has voted to strengthen clauses in a justice bill that otherwise could have allowed judges to give more lenient sentences for terrorism-related offences. The committee opted …

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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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B’nai Brith Insider: Understanding the House of Commons Vote on Boycott & Sanctions

B’nai Brith Insider: Understanding the House of Commons Vote on Boycott & Sanctions Dear B’nai Brith Supporter, This week, the House of Commons passed a motion condemning the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement, a great first step in recognizing the movement for what it truly is, another form of antisemitism. As we all know, boycott …

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Parliamentary Motion to Condemn BDS a Step in the Right Direction – B’nai Brith Canada

Parliamentary Motion to Condemn BDS a Step in the Right Direction February 22, 2016, TORONTO — The House of Commons voted today to pass a motion introduced by MPs Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel condemning the Boycott and Sanctions movement. “The House of Commons vote is a great first step in recognizing the anti-Israeli Boycott …

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