Human Rights

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 Urges Canadians to Denounce Use of Palestinian Child Soldiers

Feb. 16, 2021 OTTAWA – Following Red Hand Day, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government and all Canadians to speak out forcefully against the recruitment and use of Palestinian child soldiers during Palestinian Child Soldiers Week (Feb. 14-19). Canada has been at the forefront of tackling the international problem of child soldiers, thanks largely to …

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Diverse Minds 2020/21 Launches Toronto Pilot* Project

Check out our brand new website, with a hub for all things Diverse Minds. Get all the information your students need to enter this year’s competition where they can win up to $3000 and get published! The Diverse Minds Creative Writing competition is running for the first year in the Toronto Pilot* Project area and …

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Press Conference – B’nai Brith Canada and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

B’nai Brith Canada and the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) are thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between our organizations. At a special press conference today, representatives from both groups gathered together to speak about the initiative and sign the historic document. B’nai Brith was represented by its Chair of the Board, …

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China’s Human Rights Abuses Can’t Be Ignored: B’nai Brith Canada & Uyghur Leaders

September 4, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is joining with leaders of the Uyghur community to demand that Canada, the United Nations and all world leaders take concrete steps to bring China’s brutality against the Uyghur people to an end. The Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority found largely in …

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Canadian Iranian & Jewish Communities Unite to Protest Iranian Regime

November 25, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – More than 300 Torontonians came out to the city’s Mel Lastman Square on Sunday to protest the Iranian regime’s ongoing brutality against its own citizens. The attendees included members of both the Iranian and Jewish communities, as well as Canadians of all backgrounds who wanted to make their voices …

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B’nai Brith Calls on Ottawa to Act on Bill 21 – B’nai Brith demande à Ottawa de donner suite à la loi 21

18 juillet 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada demande au premier ministre Justin Trudeau de s’opposer au projet de loi sur les symboles religieux du Québec, après que des efforts juridiques visant à le bloquer temporairement aient échoué aujourd’hui. Dans un bref jugement rendu aujourd’hui, le juge Michel Yergeau a statué que …

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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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On the Legal Status of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Countries

Jan. 15, 2019 NEW YORK – Last month, human rights expert David Matas, who serves as B’nai Brith Canada’s senior legal counsel, delivered an address to the International Conference on Displacements of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel. Future Middle East peace negotiations will require the discussion of financial reparations to …

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