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Jewish Community Applauds Ontario’s Adoption of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

October 27, 2020 TORONTO – Today, Ontario became the first province in Canada to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition provides a critical framework that can help guide Ontario government institutions in understanding contemporary forms of antisemitism, such as Holocaust denial, or accusing Jews of being more loyal …

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B’nai Brith Canada Supports Ontario IHRA Bill

February 24, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada wholeheartedly supports Ontario Bill 168, committed to combating antisemitism, as it is poised for its Second Reading at Queen’s Park this Thursday, Feb. 27. B’nai Brith is proud to have endorsed this Bill since its early stages. Confronting antisemitism in Canada requires a whole-of-government approach, rooted in …

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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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NDP Deputy Leader Facilitates Pro-Shoufani Press Conference at Queen’s Park

The Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP booked space for a press conference held last Wednesday at Queen’s Park that was aimed at defending controversial teacher Nadia Shoufani, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Sources told B’nai Brith that Jagmeet Singh booked the Queen’s Park Media Studio for the unusual press conference, which was intended to galvanize support …

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne Condemns Antisemitic Arabic Newspaper

By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has condemned an antisemitic article appearing in a Southwestern Ontario publication. In an email sent to B’nai Brith Canada, Wynne did not mince words. “I want to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the statements in the al-Saraha article that deny the …

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Ontario Government Announces Creation of Anti-Racism Directorate

Ontario Government Announces Creation of Anti-Racism Directorate February 16, 2016, TORONTO — The Ontario Government announced today that it is establishing an Anti-Racism Directorate to address racism in all forms, and B’nai Brith Canada is eager to see it succeed. “Since 1875, B’nai Brith has fought the harmful effects of racism and discrimination on individuals …

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