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Canadian Jewish org slams St. John’s Israel ‘apartheid’ bus ads

Anti-Israel bus ads in St. John’s, Newfoundland were denounced by the head of a Canadian Jewish advocacy organization this week.

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Driver in custody after ramming gates of Canada’s parliament

Suspect arrested and facing charges after driving vehicle into gates of Parliament Hill.

Driver in custody after ramming gates of Canada’s parliament

New statistics show: Jews remain most targeted religious group for hate crime in Canada

Statistics Canada releases report showing hate crimes targeting the Jewish community grew dramatically by 47 percent since 2020.

Jews remain most targeted group for hate crime in Canada

Canadian envoy slams UN expert's antisemitic comments

Canada’s Ambassador to the UN blasts UN human rights investigator who claimed that social media is controlled by a "Jewish lobby".

Canadian envoy slams UN expert's antisemitic comments

B’nai Brith applauds Canada’s parliament for online hate strategy

Parliamentary report calls for increasing online content moderation and holding platforms accountable for extremist material.

B’nai Brith praises Canada’s parliament for online hate strategy

Multiple people killed in mass shooting in British Columbia, Canada

Shooter allegedly targeted homeless people.

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Suspect arrested in antisemitic assault in Montreal

B'nai Brith Canada says Montreal police have made an arrest relating to assault in which 51-year-old man was attacked by two young males.

Suspect arrested in antisemitic assault in Montreal

B’nai Brith slams Canadian gov for failing to list IRGC as terror entity

Over 4 years have passed since a call by Canada's parliament to list Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terror entity.

B’nai Brith slams gov for failing to list IRGC as terror entity

Antisemitic graffiti sprayed on Art Gallery of Ontario sculpture

Hate incident comes after string of antisemitc graffiti cases across Toronto.

Antisemitic graffiti sprayed on Art Gallery of Ontario sculpture

Toronto police searching for two suspects in antisemitic graffiti

Toronto police searching for two men after antisemitic graffiti was discovered in North York last month.

Search for two suspects in antisemitic graffiti

B'nai Brith urges Canadian provinces to join International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

In wake of New Zealand joining IHRA, B'nai Brith Canada calls on all Canadian provinces to follow suit.

B'nai Brith Canada to provinces: Join IHRA

B’nai Brith calls for Canadian judges to have Holocaust training

After judge questions prosecutor's link between murder of Jews and Nazi ideology, B'nai Brith calls for Holocaust training.

B’nai Brith calls for Canadian judges to have Holocaust training

BDS activists threaten Thornhill Jewish shop owner

Two days after anti-Israel BDS protesters harass shoppers preparing for Shabbat at Jewish plaza, shopkeeper receives death threats.

BDS activists threaten Thornhill Jewish shop owner

Canadian Holocaust survivor and educator Max Eisen dies at 93

Toronto author of award winning 2019 Holocaust memoir “By Chance Alone" passes away.

Canadian Holocaust survivor and educator Max Eisen dies at 93

Alberta Jewish inmates to receive kosher food after five-year appeal

After B'nai Brith Canada intervenes in lobbying effort, Alberta government agrees to provide kosher food for Jewish inmates.

Jewish inmates to receive kosher food after 5-yr appeal

Unique Canadian Jewish institution is back in force as hundreds gather at Niagara Falls

Hundreds attend Limmud FSU Canada's first in-person conference since before the pandemic.

Unique Canadian Jewish institution back in force after pandemic

B’nai Brith praises BC for renaming mountain and glacier honoring Nazi leader

British Columbia to rename mountain, glacier and creek named after Vichy France leader Marshal Pétain that dated back to World War I.

B’nai Brith praises BC for renaming regions honoring Nazi leader

Toronto: Anti-Israel protesters harass Jews preparing for Shabbat

On Canada Day, anti-Israel protestors swarm a plaza with kosher stores, harassing, threatening and intimidating Jewish shoppers.

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Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Historian was known for writing about Canada's refusal to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Niagara Falls politician’s sign vandalized with swastika

Re-election advertisement for Ontario politician vandalized with Nazi symbol on Canada Day.

Niagara Falls politician’s sign vandalized with swastika

70 headstones toppled in Winnipeg Jewish cemetery

Community in shock after dozens of headstones in older part of cemetery vandalized.

70 headstones toppled in Winnipeg Jewish cemetery

Germany praised for expelling extremist Iranian cleric

B'nai Brith applauds move and questions why Canadian government ignores case of terrorist living in Canada who was expelled from Germany.

Germany praised for expelling extremist Iranian cleric

Arrival of US hate group in Toronto for speaking engagements slammed by B’nai Brith

B'nai Brith warns city authorities about arrival of Black Hebrew Israelite extremist group for rally and speeches.

Arrival of US hate group slammed by B’nai Brith

El Al's sudden departure from Toronto stuns Canadian Jewish community

El Al’s surprising move to no longer offer flights out of Toronto starting this fall ends a nearly five decade presence in Canada.

El Al's departure from Toronto stuns Canadian Jewish community

Watch: B’nai Brith asks how terrorist can live freely in Canada

B'nai Brith releases video compiling evidence a high ranking member of a banned terror group is living freely in Vancouver and Montreal.

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B’nai Brith calls on British Columbia to adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

With antisemitism an increasing problem in the Canadian province, advocacy group urges premier to adopt IHRA definition.

B’nai Brith calls on British Columbia to adopt IHRA definition

British Columbia imam continues to deliver antisemitic sermons

B'nai Brith Canada submits formal complaint to Victoria, BC police after latest hateful speech by local imam.

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Complaint filed in Canada against 'Made in Palestine' product labels

'Made in Palestine' labels are 'false and misleading' under applicable law and must be corrected, complaint says.

Complaint filed against 'Made in Palestine' product labels

Canadian police raid homes of multiple suspected neo-Nazis

Sixty RCMP officers are searching homes belonging to several suspected members of banned extremist group in Quebec.

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal praises Canada for denouncing UNHRC anti-Israel bias

Canada joins 21 countries in condemnation of anti-Israel UNHRC report after urging from Jewish advocacy org.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal praises Canada for denouncing UNHRC

Jewish org praises Canadian police for fighting antisemitism

Abraham Global Peace Initiative applauds Canadian law enforcement for standing up against the threat of antisemitism.

Jewish org praises Canadian police for fighting antisemitism

B’nai Brith slams Quebec’s new French language law

Quebec Jewish leaders worried that law mandating use of French in official situations will lead to exodus of community to other provinces.

B’nai Brith slams Quebec’s new French language law

Canadian PM tests positive for COVID a second time

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be isolating.

Canadian PM tests positive for COVID a second time

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month sees record participation

Public participation and awareness of Canadian Jewish Heritage Month in May hit record levels.

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month sees record participation

Petition calls on Canada to deny funding to antisemitic NGOs

Citizens' petition urging Canadian government to deny funding to antisemitic NGOs supported by B'nai Brith.

Petition calls on Canada to deny funding to antisemitic NGOs

B’nai Brith alerts Ottawa about event featuring leader of designated terrorist group

Advocacy group calls on city to cancel speech based on city policy against renting facilities for events promoting extremist views.

B’nai Brith alerts Ottawa about event featuring terrorist leader

Ottawa walking trail defaced with swastikas

Nature trail in Canada’s capital city defaced with two swastikas.

Ottawa walking trail defaced with swastikas

Vancouver police to allow officers to wear kippahs

Policy change takes place after Vancouver police contacted by B'nai Brith Canada.

Vancouver police to allow officers to wear kippahs

Canada introduces new firearm-control legislation

New legislation would impose a national freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns.

Canada introduces new firearm-control legislation

Soccer Canada scraps 'friendly match' with Iran following legal action by B’nai Brith

After Soccer Canada cancels match and controversial stipend to Iranian team, Iran announces it is suing Canada for $10 million.

Soccer Canada scraps match with Iran following legal action