Human Rights

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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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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