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BREAKING: Court Strikes Down Elections Canada Decision

July 23, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Federal Court of Canada has ordered Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault to reconsider his decision not to move Election Day from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, to avoid coinciding with a Jewish holiday. In a decision rendered on Tuesday afternoon, Justice Ann Marie McDonald found that there …

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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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B’nai Brith Canada Asks International Religious Freedom Ministerial to Combat Antisemitism

July 15, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – With the United States hosting this week a major Ministerial on International Religious Freedom, B’nai Brith Canada has penned an open letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland asking Canada to restate its opposition to antisemitism and racism. B’nai Brith is also encouraging other countries to take specific actions to …

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All Levels of Government Must Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

B’nai Brith Canada June 24, 2019 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is reiterating its long-held position for the Government of Canada and for the governments of Canada’s provinces, territories and municipalities, to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Canada, while an important member of IHRA, has not formally adopted the working definition for domestic purposes, …

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B’nai Brith Welcomes PM Trudeau Apology, Urges Government Plan to Combat Antisemitism

Nov. 7, 2018 By Marty York & Daniel Koren B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to the Jewish community. Still, the organization is again urging the federal government to adopt a concrete, national action plan to fight antisemitism. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister made a statement …

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Concert Highlights Rescue of Bulgarian Jews During the Holocaust

Oct. 11, 2018 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is excited to invite you to a musical gathering like no other. Exhibit: The Power of Free Spirit will be an informative and musical event highlighting the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust. Please join us …

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B’nai Brith Canada Applauds Ottawa Jazz Festival for Standing Up to Anti-Israel Bias

June 28, 2018 By Reut Cohen Communications/League for Human Rights Associate B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is commending the Ottawa Jazz Festival for standing up to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which wrongfully singles out the Jewish state. The festival, which runs this year from June 21 to July 1, …

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Surprise BDS Vote Fails at University of Ottawa

Nov. 5, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is congratulating Jewish and pro-Israel students at the University of Ottawa for defeating an anti-Israel motion on very short notice. On Sunday, the SFUO’s Board of Administration considered but ultimately rejected a motion …

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Meet the Former B’nai Brith Intern Who Helped Launch Canada’s New Holocaust Monument

Sept. 27, 2017 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – I first met Laura Grosman at B’nai Brith Canada national headquarters in Toronto. We were both B’nai Brith student interns in the summer of 2009. I was working for the Jewish Tribune while Laura worked as a communications associate. We got along very well, often …

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