IHRA Definition

B’nai Brith’s Open Letter to Irwin Cotler

B’nai Brith sent an open letter to Irwin Cotler, Canada’s Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism. The letter calls for a four-point plan that: Encourages legislation to be tabled in Parliament in the coming weeks to combat a disturbing increase in online hate; Invites the Special Envoy to promote implementing the …

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B’nai Brith Canada Presents Quebec Minister Charette with Certificate of Appreciation for Adoption of IHRA Definition

Version française | French Version Minister Benoit Charette of Coalition d’Avenir Québec and member of the Quebec National Assembly paid a visit to the B’nai Brith Canada Montreal office on Tuesday to accept a certificate of appreciation for his role in leading the Quebec government to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. Minister Charette, the …

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B’nai Brith Canada remet au ministre québécois Benoit Charette un certificat d’appréciation pour l’adoption de la définition de l’IHRA

Version anglaise | English Version Le ministre Benoit Charette de la Coalition d’Avenir Québec et membre de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec a rendu visite au bureau de B’nai Brith Canada à Montréal mardi pour accepter un certificat d’appréciation pour son rôle dans l’adoption par le gouvernement du Québec de la définition de l’antisémitisme de l’IHRA. …

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Terror-linked Graffiti Spree Continues in Toronto

April 5, 2021 TORONTO – A Maoist group, which B’nai Brith Canada now understands is linked to a designated terrorist entity, is continuing to target the Jewish community with graffiti in the Greater Toronto Area. On Wednesday, the fourth day of Passover, graffiti attacking the internationally-accepted definition of antisemitism was found on an entrance to the …

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University of Manitoba Shuts Down Absurd Motion to Ban IHRA Definition

WINNIPEG – B’nai Brith Canada is pleased that a motion opposing the IHRA definition of antisemitism was defeated yesterday, on procedural grounds, at a meeting of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA). On March 24, B’nai Brith called on the UMFA executive to reject the motion that was egregious in not only opposing the adoption of …

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B’nai Brith to Jagmeet Singh: NDP Should Embrace IHRA Definition

March 18, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has formally conveyed its concern to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about riding association motions recommending that the NDP oppose the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. We understand that this may presage an effort to have the IHRA definition of antisemitism rejected nationally at their …

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Carleton University Should Condemn Antisemitism, Take Action on Professor’s Remarks

February 26, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Carleton University to publicly condemn antisemitism and speak out after one of its professors alleged that Jewish money was corrupting the institution, while casting aspersions on its Centre for Jewish Studies. In a Feb. 10 online event hosted by “Carleton University Students for Scholars at …

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Montreal Borough Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

For English, see below. Un arrondissement de Montréal adopte la définition de l’antisémitisme de l’AIMH MONTRÉAL – Un arrondissement de la ville de Montréal s’est joint à la liste croissante de juridictions qui adoptent formellement la définition largement acceptée de l’antisémitisme par la communauté juive. L’arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges — Notre-Dame-de-Grâce a approuvé mercredi une motion …

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B’nai Brith Troubled by Antisemitism Resolution at Carleton Academic Union

Jan. 25, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on academic staff at Carleton University to reject a resolution targeting the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism. On Jan. 28, 2021, the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) will be considering a resolution put before it condemning the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition …

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Jewish Community Applauds Ontario’s Adoption of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

October 27, 2020 TORONTO – Today, Ontario became the first province in Canada to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition provides a critical framework that can help guide Ontario government institutions in understanding contemporary forms of antisemitism, such as Holocaust denial, or accusing Jews of being more loyal …

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