Matas Law Society

MATAS LAW SOCIETY to Host Exclusive Event Exploring Nazi War Criminals in Canada

Cliquez ici pour le français Jan. 17, 2023 B’nai Brith Canada’s Matas Law Society (MLS) is pleased to invite its members to join its upcoming event, Nazis Evading Justice in Canada: The Deschênes Commission. The virtual and in-person event, scheduled for Jan. 25, 2023, will explore the topic of Nazi war criminals finding refuge in …

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In Conversation with Erica Whitford Crown Counsel (Hate Crime Prosecution Unit) with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario: How the Attorney-General Chooses Which Hate Crime Cases to Prosecute and Why

Antisemitism has been spreading throughout Canada in recent years, with a disturbing rise in hate-motivated harassment, vandalism and assault. According to Statistics Canada, Jewish Canadians are the most targeted religious minority in this country. Join us for an inside look at how the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General is using domestic criminal laws to …

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Venerable Canadian Jewish Civil Rights Association Strengthens B’nai Brith’s Matas Law Society

CLIQUEZ ICI pour le français August 16, 2022 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is delighted with the fortification of its Matas Law Society by the transfer of members from a highly-esteemed civil-rights association. The Canadian Jewish Civil Rights Association (CJRCA) – a registered Canadian charity whose purpose is to educate the public on issues affecting Jewish …

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Welcoming Sam Goldstein as Director, Legal Affairs

March 18, 2022 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran criminal lawyer Sam Goldstein as Director, Legal Affairs. In this role, Sam will be involved in B’nai Brith’s legal matters, including helping to grow the Matas Law Society, Canada’s national Jewish activist legal group. An Ottawa native, Sam looks forward …

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Minority Rights to Participate in Governance: The Hart Act of 1832 and Why It Matters Today

  Discover how the Hart Act of 1832 laid the foundation for emancipation, enfranchisement and the right of citizenry to participate in government and its operations, and why that matters today. The Hart Act represents the first true recognition of minority rights to participate in governance in Canada. Specifically, it enfranchised Jews to hold any …

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Making Discrimination Complaints Before Human Rights Tribunal in Canada

Complaints of discrimination are brought before human rights tribunals frequently in Canada. To what extent is incitement to discrimination covered by the prohibitions against discrimination? Join our expert panel to learn about the latest legal standards in this area. Find out how you can navigate your case for the best results for your clients, including: …

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