Ontario

Ontario Eases Prayer Restrictions Following Community Advocacy

June 8, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Ontario’s government has announced that it will lift restrictions preventing group prayers, following intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and other community groups. Under emergency regulations issued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario had banned religious gatherings of more than five people since the end of March. Full Jewish prayer services require the presence …

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B’nai Brith Anti-terrorism Petition Introduced in Ontario Legislature

Thornhill MPP Gila Martow introduces B’nai Brith’s petition at Queen’s Park (Facebook) November 21, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A formal petition by B’nai Brith Canada has been presented in the Ontario legislature. Gila Martow, MPP for Thornhill, introduced the petition to her parliamentary colleagues on Monday, Nov. 18. The petition addresses the issue of Joel Harden, the MPP …

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B’nai Brith Anti-terrorism Petition Introduced in Ontario Legislature

November 21, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A formal petition by B’nai Brith Canada has been presented in the Ontario legislature. Gila Martow, MPP for Thornhill, introduced the petition to her parliamentary colleagues on Monday, Nov. 18. The petition addresses the issue of Joel Harden, the MPP for Ottawa Centre who B’nai Brith recently exposed for having made statements demanding the release of …

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Sign Our Petition – Politician Doubles Down on Support for Terror Leader

November 5, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to publicly disavow the pro-terrorist comments made by a member of her caucus. On Monday of this week, B’nai Brith drew attention to a tweet by Joel Harden, NDP Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre, in which he called for …

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Ontario Politician Goes to Bat for Terrorist Leader

November 4, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – An Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament has called on Canada to secure the release of a senior member of a Palestinian terrorist group. In a series of tweets issued last Wednesday and Thursday, NDP MPP Joel Harden, who represents Ottawa Centre, said he was “Saddened, sickened and disgusted” by Israel’s arrest …

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B’nai Brith to Intervene in Canadian Federation of Students Court Case

October 8, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has been granted intervener status in another important court case. On Oct. 11, B’nai Brith will argue in defense of an Ontario government policy that allows post-secondary students to opt out of non-essential supplemental fees when paying tuition. Some of these previously mandatory fees include funding …

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B’nai Brith Canada Celebrates Small Towns, Big Stories

        B’nai Brith Canada community members enjoying a walking tour of Midland, Ontario. June 14, 2019 TORONTO – More than 200 people recently joined B’nai Brith Canada in Midland, Ont., for a day of learning. The topic of discussion: Jewish and Indigenous contributions to small towns, particularly Midland. The trip consisted of a walking tour of the main downtown core of Midland, a …

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Toronto-Area Imam Suggests “Zionists” Behind New Zealand Mosque Massacre

June 4, 2019 TORONTO – The imam of a Richmond Hill, Ont., mosque has alleged there is a “Zionist connection” to the devastating terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, describing it as the work of “right-wing crazies following a script written in Israel.” Zafar Bangash is the founder and leader of the Islamic Society …

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Terror Groups Clash over Toronto-Area Palestinian Election

May 8, 2019 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A recent election for control of a Palestinian community centre in Mississauga, Ont., was reportedly contested by slates backed by two separate terror organizations. The election has received attention in Palestinian media. According to sources, the “al-Quds bloc,” supported by the Democratic Front for the Popular Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), …

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WATCH: B’nai Brith Canada Continues Push Against al-Quds Day, Hateful Rallies

March 26, 2019 TORONTO – A City of Toronto report on preventing hate rallies has been sent back to the drawing board. On March 21, 2019, B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn gave his deputation to a Toronto Executive Committee on why the Administrative Inquiry on Hate Sponsored Rallies report does not address issues we have previously raised regarding …

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