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B’nai Brith Stresses Hatred Must Be Addressed Seriously

  June 24, 2021 OTTAWA — Representatives of B’nai Brith Canada were invited to testify Wednesday on the topic of Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE) before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU). Our Chief Executive Officer, Michael Mostyn, and our Senior Legal Counsel, David Matas, were prepared to …

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Three Years Later, B’nai Brith Canada Not Backing Down on IRGC

An image of IRGC members (Washington Post) June 11, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is baffled and disturbed that the Canadian government has failed to comply, three years after the fact, to a parliamentary motion to list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity. Tomorrow will mark the third anniversary of the House of …

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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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