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Montreal police put in place "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

Montreal police put in place "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

After "alarming number of provocative incidents" and new online threats, police will increase presence in Jewish areas.Dan Verbin, 21/05/2021 15:53
Jewish groups dismayed as court rules in favor of Quebec secularism bill

Jewish groups dismayed as court rules in favor of Quebec secularism bill

Jewish groups say Bill 21 'severely restricts religious freedom' of Jews to pursue careers in the public sector.Dan Verbin, 21/04/2021 22:27
Canadian university abandons support for BDS

Canadian university abandons support for BDS

Student union at Quebec’s Concordia University formally abandons support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.Ben Ariel, 21/04/2021 06:19
Quebec to Launch Genocide Education in High Schools

Quebec to Launch Genocide Education in High Schools

Canadian province starting this September will begin teaching about the Holocaust and other mass murders.Dan Verbin, 08/04/2021 23:01
Council of Hasidic Jews of Quebec told by judge that 8 p.m. curfew must remain in place

Council of Hasidic Jews of Quebec told by judge that 8 p.m. curfew must remain in place

Request by the Council of Hasidic Jews of Quebec to be granted two and a half hour exemption to 8 p.m. curfew rejected.Dan Verbin, 17/03/2021 14:35
Switch to daylight savings time means "red zone" curfews conflict with evening prayer

Switch to daylight savings time means "red zone" curfews conflict with evening prayer

With an 8 p.m. curfew in place during daylight savings, observing evening prayers at a synagogue will become a challengeDan Verbin, 15/03/2021 19:31
Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas, but not Hanukkah, frustrating province’s Jews

Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas, but not Hanukkah, frustrating province’s Jews

'There cannot be favoritism'. Jewish groups rip decision by Quebec government to permit gatherings during Christmas, but not during HanukkahPhilissa Cramer, JTA, 22/11/2020 21:31
Montreal Jewish school is shut down for 2 weeks over coronavirus outbreak

Montreal Jewish school is shut down for 2 weeks over coronavirus outbreak

Jewish high school in Montreal ordered to close for two weeks after 15 students diagnosed with the coronavirusDavid Lazarus, JTA, 22/09/2020 07:02
Outrage over anti-Semitic taxi assault in Montreal

Outrage over anti-Semitic taxi assault in Montreal

Quebec had the most anti-Semitic incidents in Canada in 2018, with 709 of Canada’s 2,041 total incidents occurring in the province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2019 22:14
Canadian PM urged to speak out on Quebec religious symbols bill

Canadian PM urged to speak out on Quebec religious symbols bill

B’nai Brith Canada calls on PM Justin Trudeau to speak out on Quebec bill banning public employees from wearing kippahs.Elad Benari, 19/07/2019 04:34
Quebec bans kippahs, turbans, hijabs for public workers

Quebec bans kippahs, turbans, hijabs for public workers

Secularism law bans teachers, judges, police officers, others, from wearing religious symbols including kippahs, turbans, hijabs at work.David Lazarus - JTA, 17/06/2019 21:52
Trudeau demands mayor apologize for 'ethnic cleansing' remark

Trudeau demands mayor apologize for 'ethnic cleansing' remark

Canadian PM Trudeau slams Jewish Canadian mayor for comparing bill that would ban wearing religious symbols to ethnic cleansing.David Lazarus, JTA, 13/04/2019 20:10
New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

Canadian province of Quebec introduces bill that bans some public employees from wearing religious symbols at work, including kippahs.Elad Benari, 29/03/2019 04:09
Quebec to ban public servants from wearing kippahs

Quebec to ban public servants from wearing kippahs

Local Jewish groups criticize plan by Quebec government to ban public officials from wearing kippahs.JTA, 11/10/2018 21:58
Quebec: Hasidic Jews evicted from summer homes

Quebec: Hasidic Jews evicted from summer homes

Quebec court evicts 'slovenly' Hasidic Jews from summer homes over excessive noise, lack of maintenance.JTA, 12/07/2018 18:27
Anti-Semitic incidents rise to record level in Canada

Anti-Semitic incidents rise to record level in Canada

B'nai Brith warns of 'whopping national increase' in anti-Semitism, calls on Canada to implement action plan.JTA, 26/04/2018 12:14
Quebec legislator criticizes Jewish colleague for wearing kippah

Quebec legislator criticizes Jewish colleague for wearing kippah

Separatist legislator in Canadian province of Quebec backtracks after criticizing Jewish parliamentarian who wore a kippah.Ben Ariel, 17/04/2018 04:43
Quebec bans Muslim face coverings

Quebec bans Muslim face coverings

Canadian province bans public workers from wearing full-face coverings, wearing niqabs and burqas on public transit.Gary Willig, 19/10/2017 17:31
Imam who called to kill Jews 'one by one' won't be prosecuted

Imam who called to kill Jews 'one by one' won't be prosecuted

Quebec court rules Montreal imam who asked Allah to ‘destroy the Jews’ will not be prosecuted because 'too much time elapsed.'JTA, 16/09/2017 20:11
Israel and Québec cooperate on technology, research, innovation

Israel and Québec cooperate on technology, research, innovation

Québec, Israel launch 5-year, $12 million, collaboration program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2017 14:04
Montreal’s “punch a Zionist” problem

Montreal’s “punch a Zionist” problem

Montreal cannot have changed that much – but it has. Jack Engelhard, 21/02/2017 20:28
Suspect in Quebec Mosque shooting turns himself in

Suspect in Quebec Mosque shooting turns himself in

Report claims shooters yelled 'Allahu akbar!' in deadly Mosque shootingGary Willig, 30/01/2017 18:15
Montreal Mayor vows to combat anti-Semitism

Montreal Mayor vows to combat anti-Semitism

Canadians commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day inside Montreal city hall for first time ever.Shoshana Miskin, 05/05/2016 16:41
Montreal Mayor promises to rename ‘Nazi’ sites

Montreal Mayor promises to rename ‘Nazi’ sites

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre promised that public places named for a French Nazi sympathizer, will be changed soon.Shoshana Miskin, 25/04/2016 11:21
Canada: Soldier Killed in Terror Attack

Canada: Soldier Killed in Terror Attack

25 year-old extremist linked with ISIS shot dead in Quebec; had told police he attacked soldiers 'in the name of Allah.'Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 21/10/2014 13:57
Elections Remove Danger of Quebec's Kippah Ban

Elections Remove Danger of Quebec's Kippah Ban

Parti Quebecois, behind institutionalized secularism and separatism from Canada, fails miserably in elections.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 08/04/2014 17:34
ADL Slams Quebec Silence on 'Kosher Tax' Slur

ADL Slams Quebec Silence on 'Kosher Tax' Slur

Quebec leaders criticized for not condemning National Assembly candidate's endorsement of classic anti-Semitic trope.Ari Yashar, 01/04/2014 18:37
Is Quebec Heading for Independence?

Is Quebec Heading for Independence?

Separatist premier calls sudden elections; if she is voted in province's fate likely to be determined in referendum.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 06/03/2014 19:48
Canada: Court Order Against Lev Tahor Cult Upheld

Canada: Court Order Against Lev Tahor Cult Upheld

Ontario court upholds Quebec ruling placing 13 abused children into foster care.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 05/02/2014 22:40
Canada: Jewish Groups Against Bill 60

Canada: Jewish Groups Against Bill 60

Bill to outlaw religious symbols in the public sphere subject of ongoing criticism from religious groups; CIJA, CJA push for recall.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 22/12/2013 08:16
Politician in Quebec Calls to Ban Circumcision

Politician in Quebec Calls to Ban Circumcision

Leading candidate of the Quebec Separatist Party calls to remove the word 'Jewish' from the Jewish Hospital of Montreal, ban circumcision.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2013 14:25
Jews, Muslims Against Quebec Bill

Jews, Muslims Against Quebec Bill

Jewish and Muslim groups in Quebec denounce bill that would ban religious symbols in governmental offices, agencies and institutions.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 11/11/2013 05:46
Two Muslim Women Attack Jewish Man in Montreal

Two Muslim Women Attack Jewish Man in Montreal

A simple question by a Jewish man regarding a new controversial law in Quebec turned into a verbal and physical attack in Montreal.Elad Benari, 07/11/2013 03:42
Pig's Blood Smeared on Canada Mosque

Pig's Blood Smeared on Canada Mosque

Muslims in Quebec describe the incident as a hate crime against Muslims encouraged by the government's "intolerance of minorities."Adam Ross, 12/09/2013 22:16
20 Confirmed Dead in Quebec Train Disaster

20 Confirmed Dead in Quebec Train Disaster

The death toll in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic now stands at 20, after a series of explosions caused by a derailed train.Elad Benari, 11/07/2013 05:46
1 Dead, 80 Missing in Canada Oil Train Wreck

1 Dead, 80 Missing in Canada Oil Train Wreck

At least one person is dead and up to 80 others missing in a train wreck in Canada’s Quebec province over the weekend.Chana Ya'ar, 07/07/2013 11:38
PQ Emerges Top Party But Fails To Win A Majority

PQ Emerges Top Party But Fails To Win A Majority

The PQ is back in power after a decade in Quebec but this is the first time it must govern with a minority of seats.Amiel Ungar, 06/09/2012 04:22
Quebec Shooter Kills 1: 'English Are Waking Up'

Quebec Shooter Kills 1: 'English Are Waking Up'

A gunman at Marois victory rally in Quebec shot two men, killing one. Party plans to ban employees wearing religious headcoverings.Chana Ya'ar, 05/09/2012 12:06
Video: Quebec Mayor: Israel Has No Right to Exist

Video: Quebec Mayor: Israel Has No Right to Exist

A Quebec city mayor, known for anti-Israel remarks, has gone even further and vehemently declared that Israel has no right to exist. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 01/01/2012 11:01