politics

B’nai Brith Canada Deeply Concerned by Statements from NDP MPs

Jan. 5, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada wrote to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Monday, refuting the comments of NDP Members of Parliament, who posted inflammatory social media statements that treat Israel in a totally unfair manner and that add fuel to the fire of antisemitic conspiracy theories. Charlie Angus, the MP for Timmins—James …

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B’nai Brith Marks Historic Moment in Federal Politics

October 4, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – In a historic moment for Canada, Annamie Paul has become the first Jewish woman to lead a major federal political party and the first Black woman to lead one on a permanent basis. In results unveiled yesterday evening, Paul triumphed over seven other contenders to win the leadership of the …

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Getting It Right on Election Dates: B’nai Brith in Dialogue with Elections Officials

September 24, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is advocating for the democratic rights of Jewish voters when it comes to the date of Canada’s next election. Elections Canada is consulting stakeholders such as B’nai Brith on dates for the next federal election, possibly to take place during the challenging time of COVID-19. In …

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B’nai Brith Denounces Hypocritical Letter to PM on Israel

June 4, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is denouncing a highly publicized open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as both hypocritical and unjustified. The letter, released earlier this week, was written by a group of retired Canadian diplomats who objected to hypothetical Israeli government plans to extend its legal jurisdiction to …

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Ontario NDP Leader Warns MPP over Praise for PFLP Terrorist

May 27, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Ontario Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath has assured the Jewish community that an outspoken MPP from her party will cease his public praising of terrorist leaders. Joel Harden, NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre and the party’s Critic for Accessibility & Persons with Disabilities, Pensions and Seniors’ Affairs, hailed Khalida Jarrar on May …

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B’nai Brith Expects Disturbing Canadian Food Inspection Agency Decision Against Israeli Wines to Be Reversed Soon

By Marty York Chief Media Officer B’nai Brith Canada July 12, 2017 B’nai Brith Canada is expecting that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will soon rescind its recent decision to order the removal of certain Israeli wines from store shelves.  “B’nai Brith has received a lot of information on this matter from multiple sources and officials during the past 24 hours …

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Our Appeal to the Prime Minister: Confronting Antisemitism Will Strengthen National Unity

December 3, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining its priorities ahead of the new session of Parliament, which begins on Thursday, Dec. 5. The letter lists specific proposals and aims to continue our push for a concerted effort to combat hate and racism …

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Canadian Iranian & Jewish Communities Unite to Protest Iranian Regime

November 25, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – More than 300 Torontonians came out to the city’s Mel Lastman Square on Sunday to protest the Iranian regime’s ongoing brutality against its own citizens. The attendees included members of both the Iranian and Jewish communities, as well as Canadians of all backgrounds who wanted to make their voices …

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