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B’nai Brith Canada Rises to Meet Refugees’ Urgent Needs

Cliquez ici pour le français July 28, 2023 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada lept into action last week to aid refugees temporarily housed at several churches in North York, Ont. Our motto is “people helping people.” And we do. Within 24 hours of being asked by Toronto City Councilor James Pasternak to lend a hand, […]

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B’nai Brith Canada Seeks Foreign-Agent Registry from Ottawa

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino (CTV) Cliquez ici pour le français Nov. 22, 2022 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has asked Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino when the Federal Government will finally follow other western nations and legislate a foreign-agent registry. On Aug. 20, 2021, Public Safety Canada published a document entitled “Foreign Interference –

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B’nai Brith Canada Calls for Joel Harden’s Ouster from Ontario NDP Caucus

Joel Harden (left) with Peter Larson – (DocumentingAntisemitismCA on Twitter) Cliquez ici pour le français Nov. 21, 2022 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Ontario NDP expel from its caucus Joel Harden, MPP for Ottawa-Centre, for his continued track record of demonizing Israel, excusing Palestinian terrorism and holding Jewish-Canadian communities individually responsible

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Take Action: Rename Street Outside Former Iranian Embassy

Cliquez ici pour le français Nov. 18, 2022 OTTAWA—B’nai Brith Canada is launching a petition requesting that the City of Ottawa rename a section of Metcalfe Street after Mahsa Amini. The block in question is adjacent to a significant property owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran, which previously served as the country’s embassy. In

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Global BC: National Jewish Human Rights Organization Calls on B.C. Government to Discontinue Holding Elections on Saturdays

Marvin Rotrand, B’nai Brith Canada’s National Director of its League for Human Rights, was interviewed on Global BC about the elections taking place on Saturdays. CLICK HERE to watch the video

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Welcoming Marvin Rotrand – New National Director of the League of Human Rights

For the first time in 40 years, Marvin Rotrand’s name was not on the ballot paper for Montreal’s municipal elections. The longest-serving councillor, who represented the Snowdon district for 39 years under eight different mayors, has left city politics for a new position. As National Director of B’nai Brith’s League of Human Rights, he is

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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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