Call to Action: Tell Montreal’s Mayor to Adopt the IHRA Definition
We know that antisemitism has been rising across Canada, including right here in Montreal. We also know that the first step in combating antisemitism is to define it.
Montreal’s Mayor had the opportunity to take this important first step on Tuesday, January 27, but failed to do so. A motion was brought forward to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition has been adopted by countries and cities around the world, including in London, UK, Vaughan, ON, and by the Government of Canada.
Mayor Plante refused to support the motion, and instead suggested that Montreal’s City Council should develop its own definition of antisemitism. Suggesting that City Council is better equipped to define antisemitism than the Jewish community is ludicrous.
We are asking for your help to let the Mayor know that you want City Council to reverse this decision, and adopt the IHRA definition.
Join us in telling Mayor Plante that combating antisemitism is important to you!