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Canadian mayor honored for leadership in combating antisemitism

Mayor of North Bay, Ontario honored by B’nai Brith Canada for his efforts in combating antisemitism in his city.

Canadian mayor honored for leadership in combating antisemitism

Toronto politician’s campaign signs defaced with the word ‘Nazi’

Incumbent Liberal candidate has 15 signs vandalized with hateful and derogatory language, including the word "Nazi."

Toronto politician’s campaign signs defaced with the word ‘Nazi’

Ontario construction site vandalized with swastikas

Vandalism of site with swastikas visible from nearby intersection leads to police investigation.

Ontario construction site vandalized with swastikas

B'nai Brith Canada: Prevent anti-Israel hate fest in Toronto

B’nai Brith Canada calls on Government of Ontario to prevent its property from being used for Al-Quds Day event.

B'nai Brith Canada: Prevent anti-Israel hate fest in Toronto

Ontario man pleads guilty to harassing B’nai Brith and ex-senator

Man behind campaign of antisemitic letters sent to Jewish org and ex-senator pleads guilty to criminal harassment.

Ontario man pleads guilty to harassing B’nai Brith, ex-senator

Swastika found in Canadian city dealing with surge of hate crime

Police treating white supremacist graffiti scrawled on Hamilton, Ontario farmer’s market as potential hate crime.

Swastika found in Canadian city dealing with surge of hate crime

Canada: Mayor refuses to rescind recognition of antisemitic TV show

Mayor of Mississauga awards certificate of recognition to show which has history of antisemitic content. B'nai Brith condemns.

Mayor refuses to rescind recognition of antisemitic show

New Ontario government anti-hate fund will help Jewish orgs improve security

Recently announced $25 million provincial grant will enable Jewish community organizations to increase security measures.

Ontario anti-hate fund will help Jewish orgs improve security

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center partners with Ontario government to fight antisemitism

FSWC receiving $148,000 to support creation of its Antisemitism Classroom Toolkit.

FSWC partners with Ontario to fight antisemitism

Mayor of Vaughan, Ontario speaks out against antisemitism

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua condemns antisemitism after chairing Ontario Municipal Leaders Summit on Antisemitism.

Mayor of Vaughan, Ontario speaks out against antisemitism

Ontario teacher has license revoked for Holocaust denial

Teacher from Timmons, Canada found guilty by panel of promoting Holocaust denial and antisemitism in his classroom.

Ontario teacher has license revoked for Holocaust denial

Canadian politician apologizes for supporting Nazi officer

B'nai Brith Canada says apology of NDP candidate Steve Parish does not go far enough.

Canadian politician apologizes for supporting Nazi

More Nazi graffiti found on park signs in Toronto suburb

For second time this month, Nazi graffiti was discovered on park signs in Markham, Ontario.

More Nazi graffiti found on park signs in Toronto suburb

Iran plane crash victims Zoom news conference targeted by hackers

The moment lawyers for victims' families demand Iran pay millions in compensation, hackers interrupt meeting and force it to end early.

Iran plane crash victims Zoom conference targeted by hackers

Jewish advocacy org calls for student 'Bill of Rights' in response to campus anti-Semitism

Abraham Global Peace Initiative calls for “Bill of Rights” for Jewish students “feeling harassed on university campuses around the world.”

Jewish org urges campus 'Bill of Rights' against anti-Semitism

Toronto university accused of violating rights of Jewish students

B’nai Brith Canada taking on case of Jewish students at Ontario College of Art and Design who allege they are being discriminated against.

Toronto university accused of violating rights of Jewish students

In Ontario, Uber Eats now allows orders for cannabis

New arrangement will help Canadians procure 'safe, legal,' cannabis, Uber spokesperson says.

In Ontario, Uber Eats now allows orders for cannabis

Canada: Two men convicted of vandalizing synagogue in Ontario

Two men convicted in vandalism of synagogue in Hamilton in 2019. B'nai Brith Canada welcomes conviction.

Canada: Two men convicted of vandalizing synagogue in Ontario

Ontario school board condemns anti-Semitic TikTok video shot on school grounds

Canadian Jewish org calls video of students making Nazi salutes and chanting "Heil Hitler" a "sad reflection on the state of our society."

Ontario school board condemns anti-Semitic student TikTok video

Canadian Minister: Anti-Semitism is 'a great scourge'

Ontario’s Education Minister condemns video showing students chanting “Heil Hitler”: Anti-Semitism is a very real issue.

Canadian Minister: Anti-Semitism is 'a great scourge'

‘Disturbing’ anti-Semitic incident at Ontario school prompts police investigation

Police in North Bay, Ontario are looking into a video of students making Nazi salutes while chanting "Heil Hitler."

Police investigating anti-Semitic incident at Ontario school

Ontario to adopt digital vaccine passports

Canadian province says people will have to show digital proof they have received COVID shot to gain access to range of establishments.

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Canadian politician decries swastika vandalism of her signs

Simcoe North, Ontario candidate the latest victim of multiple instances of swastikas painted on campaign signs across Canada.

Canadian politician decries swastika vandalism of her signs

Ontario teachers union adopts resolution to combat anti-Semitism

With anti-Semitism at record levels, elementary teachers union has resolved to “establish a task force to combat anti-Semitism in Ontario.”

Ontario teachers union adopts resolution to combat anti-Semitism

Canadian city launches police unit to tackle anti-Semitism, hate

Hamilton, Ontario's Hate Crime Case Review Team will partner police with community agencies to review cases and draft recommendations.

Canadian city launches police unit to tackle anti-Semitism, hate

Hamilton, Ontario to ban swastika and other hate symbols on city property

Measures comes after Canadian city garners reputation as a hotbed of hate crimes in recent years.

Hamilton, Ontario to ban swastika and other hate symbols

Canadian postal union defamation suit against B'nai Brith to go ahead

Ontario Court of Appeal rules that Canadian postal union can sue B'nai Brith for claims about its relationship with Palestinian union.

Canadian postal union suit against B'nai Brith to go ahead

Toronto yeshiva suing Ontario gov for COVID-related safety funds

Lawsuit argues Toronto Cheder and other private schools were unfairly treated when Ontario only gave federal COVID funds to public schools.

Toronto yeshiva suing Ontario gov for COVID-related safety funds

Canadian province rolls out extra money for community security

Alberta to provide emergency grants to communities vulnerable to vandalism and violence.

Canadian province rolls out extra money for community security

Palestinian flag at Hamilton, Ontario Starbucks removed after complaints

Flag and solidarity message was displayed on the store's counter, prompting a flurry of customer outrage on social media.

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Government of Ontario to combat anti-Semitism in schools

Canadian province of Ontario announces plan to counter rising anti-Semitism in schools and communities.

Government of Ontario to combat anti-Semitism in schools

Muslim Students Association at Western University demands ban on "pro-Zionist narrative"

Student association also demands an end to "any club's right to free speech" as Zionism has "many definitions."

Muslim Students Association at Canadian uni wants ban on Zionism

Petition urges Canadian government to condemn street named Swastika Trail

Ontario road dates to 1920s before the ancient symbol became associated with the Nazis and the Holocaust.

Petition urges Canadian government to condemn Swastika Trail

Canada: Family killed in intentional anti-Muslim attack

Police say family of five in London, Ontario, targeted due to their Islamic faith.

Canada: Family killed in intentional anti-Muslim attack

London, Ontario prof rebuked for singling out Jewish students

Professor calls for Jewish students to be "boycotted and sanctioned" if "their culture is Zionism."

London, Ontario prof rebuked for singling out Jewish students

Canadian uni students post TikTok vid encouraging stabbing of Israelis

Video by two Wilfred Laurier students, with 4,000+ views, also burns Israeli flag and compares Israel to toilet paper and vomit.

Canadian uni students TikTok vid encourages stabbing of Israelis

Ontario legislature to seek input for creation of Holocaust memorial

After passage of bill, Ontario government is asking the Jewish community for ideas for the creation of a Holocaust memorial at Queen's Park.

Ontario legislature to seek input for Holocaust memorial

Ontario Government pulls ads from anti-Semitic newspaper

B’nai Brith Canada urges private businesses to follow Government in cancelling advertisements in pro-Palestinian newspaper.

Ontario Government pulls ads from anti-Semitic newspaper

Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

The government of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, is implementing an “emergency brake” lockdown for the next four weeks.

Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

Officials: Worryingly low vaccination rate among 80+ in Ontario a problem

Less than three quarters of Ontarian age 80 and older have received their COVID-19 vaccination or are signed up to do so.

Low vaccination rate among 80+ in Canada’s largest province