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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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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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Representing Victims of Terrorism: Stopping the Flow of Money that Fuels Terror

Terrorism is an enormous threat to our community, in Canada and across the globe. How can you help expose the links between organizations masquerading as human-rights organizations, but who are using donations to advance the campaign of terror against Israel and the worldwide Jewish community? Discover legal strategies from leading experts to hold accountable state …

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Eradicating Dangerous Hate Speech: Legal Tools for Battling Antisemitism & Racism in Canada

“It begins with words.” This is the message Holocaust survivors are sharing with us today as they are seeing hate speech and hateful speech proliferating in the news, in our societies and online. According to B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, in 2020 over 2,610 antisemitic incidents took place – more than 7 occurrences every day. …

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