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Montreal suburb bylaw would move home-based shuls to commercial areas

Côte Saint-Luc in process of passing bylaw change that would encourage residential synagogues to move to several rezoned commercial areas.

Montreal suburb bylaw would move home shuls to commercial areas

Montreal Holocaust Museum announces $80 million project

Museum will relocate to new $80 million facility in 2025 that will feature modern, cutting edge museum innovation and technology.

Montreal Holocaust Museum announces $80 million project

Quebec producers distance themselves from anti-Hasidic remarks

Following B'nai Brith request, Quebec show producers distance themselves from guest’s remarks about Hasidic Jews.

Producers distance themselves from anti-Hasidic remarks

B’nai Brith Canada denounces anti-Hasidic comments on Quebec TV

B’nai Brith Canada criticizes remark implying that Hasidic Jews are exempt from COVID-19-related in Quebec.

B’nai Brith Canada denounces anti-Hasidic comments on TV

Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close for not following COVID measures.

Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

Quebec shutters houses of worship in response to Omicron variant

Synagogues, churches, and other houses of worship ordered to close in Quebec over spread of Omicron variant.

Quebec shutters houses of worship in response to Omicron variant

Suburban Montreal Jewish community disbands

South Shore Jewish community, facing aging and dwindling membership, announces it's closing its doors.

Suburban Montreal Jewish community disbands

Quebec man convicted for online incitement to hatred against Jews

In hateful social media post, Trois-Rivières man ranted against Jews and threatened to blow up a Montreal synagogue.

Quebec man convicted for online incitement against Jews

Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Rabbi Joseph led the city's Spanish and Portuguese Congregation for four decades before retiring in 2009 and becoming its rabbi emeritus.

Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

Councillors' motion condemns Jew hatred and commits to ensuring the safety of the Jewish community in the borough.

Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

Quebec adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Jewish groups praise government of Quebec after it adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of anti-Semitism.

Quebec adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Quebec National Assembly condemns anti-Semitism

National Assembly of Quebec unanimously adopts motion condemning sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents.

Quebec National Assembly condemns anti-Semitism

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.

Montreal police "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

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.

Jewish groups dismayed by ruling supporting secularism bill

Canadian university abandons support for BDS

Student union at Quebec’s Concordia University formally abandons support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Canadian university abandons support for BDS

Quebec to Launch Genocide Education in High Schools

Canadian province starting this September will begin teaching about the Holocaust and other mass murders.

Quebec to Launch Genocide Education in High Schools

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.

Quebec Hasidic group denied religious curfew exemption

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 challenge

Quebec Jews argue curfew at odds with their religious freedom

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 Hanukkah

Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas - but not Hanukkah

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 coronavirus

Montreal Jewish school shut down for 2 weeks over COVID outbreak

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.

Outrage over anti-Semitic taxi assault in Montreal

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.

Canadian PM urged to speak out on Quebec religious symbols bill

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.

Quebec bans kippahs, turbans, hijabs for public workers

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.

Trudeau demands mayor apologize for 'ethnic cleansing' remark

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.

New Quebec bill would ban religious symbols

Quebec to ban public servants from wearing kippahs

Local Jewish groups criticize plan by Quebec government to ban public officials from wearing kippahs.

Quebec to ban public servants from wearing kippahs

Quebec: Hasidic Jews evicted from summer homes

Quebec court evicts 'slovenly' Hasidic Jews from summer homes over excessive noise, lack of maintenance.

Quebec: Hasidic Jews evicted from summer homes

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.

Anti-Semitic incidents rise to record level in Canada

Quebec legislator criticizes Jewish colleague for wearing kippah

Separatist legislator in Canadian province of Quebec backtracks after criticizing Jewish parliamentarian who wore a kippah.

Quebec legislator criticizes Jewish colleague for wearing kippah

Quebec bans Muslim face coverings

Canadian province bans public workers from wearing full-face coverings, wearing niqabs and burqas on public transit.

Quebec bans Muslim face coverings

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.'

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

Israel and Québec cooperate on technology, research, innovation

Québec, Israel launch 5-year, $12 million, collaboration program.

Israel and Québec cooperate on technology, research, innovation

Suspect in Quebec Mosque shooting turns himself in

Report claims shooters yelled 'Allahu akbar!' in deadly Mosque shooting

Suspect in Quebec Mosque shooting turns himself in

Montreal Mayor vows to combat anti-Semitism

Canadians commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day inside Montreal city hall for first time ever.

Montreal Mayor vows to combat anti-Semitism on Holocaust Day

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.

Montreal Mayor promises to rename ‘Nazi sympathizer’ sites

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.'

Canadian Soldier Killed After Being Run Over by Islamist

Elections Remove Danger of Quebec's Kippah Ban

Parti Quebecois, behind institutionalized secularism and separatism from Canada, fails miserably in elections.

Elections Remove Danger of Quebec's Kippah Ban

ADL Slams Quebec Silence on 'Kosher Tax' Slur

Quebec leaders criticized for not condemning National Assembly candidate's endorsement of classic anti-Semitic trope.

ADL Slams Quebec Silence on Candidate's Anti-Semitic Slur

Is Quebec Heading for Independence?

Separatist premier calls sudden elections; if she is voted in province's fate likely to be determined in referendum.

Is Quebec Heading for Independence?

Canada: Court Order Against Lev Tahor Cult Upheld

Ontario court upholds Quebec ruling placing 13 abused children into foster care.

Canada: Court Order Against Lev Tahor Cult Upheld