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Community Leaders Launch Petition to Stop Government Funding to Antisemitic NGOs

March 08, 2022   OTTAWA — B’nai Brith Canada is supporting a group of respected community leaders who have launched a citizens’ petition to stop government funding to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote antisemitism. At the request of the citizens, B’nai Brith will handle the technical and media aspects of the petition. The citizens approached …

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U of T to Withhold Fees from Student Union over BDS Support

March 07, 2022 TORONTO — In a precedent-setting development, the University of Toronto has announced that it will finally begin withholding fees from the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) over its policy of forcing students to fund boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activities. In a letter sent Friday, U of T Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr …

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B’nai Brith Rejects Flimsy U of T Antisemitism Report

Dec. 08, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is appalled by a counterproductive report from the University of Toronto that will allow a climate of antisemitism to continue on its campus. U of T’s Antisemitism Working Group, formed in December of 2020 and composed of academics and campus bureaucrats, issued its final report on Wednesday, following a …

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Human Rights Complaint Launched against UTFA President

Dec. 03, 2021 TORONTO — A group of Jewish professors at the University of Toronto has launched a human rights complaint against the President of the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA). The complaint before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) emerges out of an online panel event last June 15 regarding the Valentina …

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B’nai Brith Calls on Government to Examine U of T Hiring Process

Nov 3, 2021 TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the Federal Government to investigate a troubling hiring process at the University of Toronto. Last year, the university’s law school sought to hire Valentina Azarova, a controversial academic based in Germany, to lead the prestigious International Human Rights Program (IHRP). B’nai Brith strongly objected …

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Toronto Law Prof Apologizes after Linking Jewish Judge to Nazi Figure

Oct. 10, 2021 TORONTO – A University of Toronto law professor says he is “deeply sorry” after juxtaposing a Jewish judge with an infamous Nazi jurist on his Twitter account for months. As exposed by B’nai Brith Canada on Thursday, Mohammad Fadel’s Twitter profile picture had depicted Justice David Spiro, a Jewish member of Canada’s Tax …

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Toronto Law Prof Compares Jewish Judge to Nazi Figure

Oct. 7, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply disturbed by the nonchalance of a leading Canadian law school toward a professor who has for months equated a Jewish judge with an infamous Nazi jurist. Professor Mohammad Fadel teaches Business Organizations at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, a mandatory course for undergraduate law students. …

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Letter to U of T President Meric Gertler

Meric Gertler                                                                    June 30, 2021 President   Kelly Hannah-Moffat Vice President Human Resources and Equity   University of Toronto   The purpose of this letter is to request appropriate responses to an act of bigotry from a member of the University of Toronto faculty. As explained below, speed of reaction matters. As also elaborated below, …

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