Quebec

Montreal Borough Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

For English, see below. Un arrondissement de Montréal adopte la définition de l’antisémitisme de l’AIMH MONTRÉAL – Un arrondissement de la ville de Montréal s’est joint à la liste croissante de juridictions qui adoptent formellement la définition largement acceptée de l’antisémitisme par la communauté juive. L’arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges — Notre-Dame-de-Grâce a approuvé mercredi une motion …

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B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Swastika Vandalism at Montreal Synagogue

Jan. 13, 2021 MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is outraged and alarmed by a serious act of antisemitism targeting a synagogue in Montreal. A man was apprehended in the midst of spray painting swastikas on the prominent Shaar Hashomayim synagogue in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood. He was first spotted by the synagogue’s security guards, then arrested by Montreal Police. Particularly …

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Quebec Premier Must Address Needs of the Jewish Community

Pour le français, voir ci-dessous…. November 20, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is very disappointed in the Government of Quebec’s lack of consideration towards the Jewish community, as it relates to the newly released plan on December holiday gatherings. “Premier Legault has not addressed the concerns and needs of several minority groups in …

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Community Volunteers Throw a Strike for Special Needs Community

December 2, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – The overarching goal of Miriam Home is to treat and support children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders – and to help them reach their full potential as individuals. Miriam Home is the host site for both the McGill University and Dawson College chapters …

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A huge week: Exposure. Action. Results.

It’s been a busy and high-impact week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. We have received overwhelming positive feedback about our success in exposing intolerance, hate and antisemitism and ensuring concrete action. Consider these eyebrow-raising national headlines, resulting from the tireless work of B’nai Brith Canada, this week alone:   If you support the work …

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B’nai Brith réitère son opposition au projet de loi 21 présenté à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec/B’nai Brith Reiterates Opposition to Bill 21 in Proposal to Quebec National Assembly

QUEBEC – Alors que la province de Québec se prépare à adopter une nouvelle loi interdisant les employés de la fonction publique d’afficher des symboles religieux, B’nai Brith Canada réitère son opposition dans des mémoires détaillés à la Commission des institutions de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec. La soumission est disponible en ligne. Pour le lire …

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Alarming Audit Results Concern Quebec Jewish Community Leaders

May 3, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada released its 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents  this week. Representatives Harvey Levine (Director, Quebec Region), Ted Greenfield (Past President), Alan Adel (Co-Chair, Advocacy and Policy Committee) and Jerry Tarasofsky (Board Member) have all been asked to comment on previous Audits over the last few …

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Quebec Dignitaries Take Part in Festive Chanukah Seniors Program

By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada Dec. 14, 2017 MONTREAL – The mood was festive at the Adath Israel Congregation in Hampstead, Que. this weekend, where the synagogue, alongside B’nai Brith Canada, hosted the first of several planned musical brunches for seniors. Naturally, Sunday’s event was also in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. …

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MP Bestows Canada 150th Citizenship Award to B’nai Brith’s Eric Bissell

    Oct. 24, 2017 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather (Mount Royal) awarded the Sesquicentennial Citizenship Award to B’nai Brith Canada’s Eric Bissell in Montreal. Bissell is a past-president of B’nai Brith Canada and longtime supporter of both the organization and Montreal’s Jewish community. The Sesquicentennial Citizenship …

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Quebec Politician Promotes Antisemitic Tropes in Documentary

Oct. 17, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Amir Khadir, a politician in the National Assembly of Quebec, to apologize to the Jewish community after using antisemitic tropes in an interview (page doesn’t exist) for a pro-Palestinian documentary. Khadir, the Quebec …

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