House of Commons

B’nai Brith Stresses Hatred Must Be Addressed Seriously

  June 24, 2021 OTTAWA — Representatives of B’nai Brith Canada were invited to testify Wednesday on the topic of Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE) before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU). Our Chief Executive Officer, Michael Mostyn, and our Senior Legal Counsel, David Matas, were prepared to …

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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

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 activists have no interest in actively helping Palestinian Arabs. They seek only to …

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

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 and Sanctions Movement for what it is, another form of antisemitism,” …

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