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Press Release: CIJA Welcomes National Assembly Motion Unanimously Condemning Antisemitism

May 26, 2021 | Antisemitism, Montreal, Press Releases, Quebec

Montreal, QC – Today, Quebec’s National Assembly unanimously adopted a motion condemning the sharp rise in antisemitic incidents targeting members of the Jewish community. The motion was cosponsored by the Minister responsible for combating racism, and the MNAs for D’Arcy-McGee, Gaspé, Laurier-Dorion, Chomedey, Marie-Victorin and Rimouski.

Eta Yudin, CIJA Vice President, Quebec, issued the following:

“CIJA welcomes today’s motion unanimously condemning antisemitism in Quebec. For weeks Quebec Jews have been at the receiving end of an alarming number of antisemitic incidents including assaults, vandalism and death threats. This situation is intolerable and without precedent, and does not reflect Quebec’s values.”

 

“Today, our elected officials have sent a strong message to all Quebecers that antisemitism has no place in Quebec society. While there is still much work to be done, today’s motion is a step in the right direction and demonstrates that our elected officials understand the gravity of the threat and will not allow it to fester.”

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of Canada’s Jewish Federations, including Montreal’s Federation CJA

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Additional Information:

  • National Assembly Motion, here.

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