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Jewish Heritage Month Banner Restored at Toronto School

May 23, 2018 By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A banner proclaiming Jewish Heritage Month has been restored to the main foyer of a Toronto high school, following intense grassroots activism by Jewish students. The banner had been removed Tuesday after the principal at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute deemed it “too controversial,” …

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Islamophobia Definition Promoted by Toronto School System Prompts Concern from B’nai Brith

October 2, 2017 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is raising concerns about an overly broad definition of Islamophobia adopted by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which would prohibit staff and students from criticizing “Islamic politics”. The TDSB’s Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook, which will be used in schools across Toronto this October, defines Islamophobia as “fear, …

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UPDATE: In Response to B’nai Brith, TDSB Removes Islamophobia Definition

  October 2, 2017 TORONTO – Just a few hours after concerns were raised by B’nai Brith Canada, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has pledged to replace its definition of Islamophobia and recall all copies of its Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook until the changes are complete. Earlier on Oct. 2, B’nai Brith Canada had expressed alarm at …

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