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Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

Criminalization of Holocaust Denial: A Major New Tool in Fighting Antisemitism in Canada Ottawa, ON – May 3, 2022 – As part of Bill C-19, the Budget Implementation Act, the federal government has taken a stand against antisemitism in Canada by criminalizing Holocaust...

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Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

TORONTO POLICE READY FOR WEEKEND OF PROTESTS

Jewish community worried about calls for violence atAl Quds Day rally Toronto, ON – April 29, 2022 – Today, Toronto Police Chief James Ramer and Toronto Mayor John Tory spoke about the city’s approach to protests taking place this weekend, including the Al Quds Day...

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Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

2022 Federal Budget Historic for Canada’s Jewish Community

Ottawa, ON – April 7, 2022 – Today, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, which builds upon the December Economic and Fiscal Update...

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Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

Hate Has No Place Online (Or Anywhere Else)

Expert advisory group launched to tackle harmful online content Toronto, ON – March 30, 2022 – Today, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, announced a new expert advisory group on online safety as a next step in developing legislation to address harmful...

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Criminalization of Holocaust Denial

Jewish community reacts to McGill University’s ruling

Jewish community reacts to McGill University’s ruling against its student union’s antisemitic policy Montreal – March 25, 2022 – Hillel GenMTL, Federation CJA and its advocacy agent the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) commend the administration of McGill...

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CIJA welcomes establishment of RCMP task force

CIJA welcomes the establishment of an RCMP task force to create standards for the investigation of hate crimes Toronto, ON – Upon learning that the RCMP will announce a task force that will work to create Canada’s first official standards for investigating hate...

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Jewish community mourns the loss of Julia Koschitzky

Jewish community mourns the loss of Julia Koschitzky

Ottawa, ON – Upon learning of the passing of Jewish community leader Julia Koschitzky, z”l, National Co-Chairs of CIJA’s Board of Directors Joel Reitman and Jeffrey Rosenthal issued the following statement: “On behalf of CIJA’s Board of Directors, professional staff,...

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Jews Remain Most Targeted Religious Group for Hate Crime

OTTAWA, ON – March 18, 2022 – On Thursday, Statistics Canada released police-reported hate crime data for 2020 revealing that hate crimes targeting the Black and Jewish populations remained the most common reported by police, representing 26% and 13% of all hate...

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CIJA Stands With Ukraine

Toronto, ON – CIJA stands with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the people of Ukraine in opposing Vladimir Putin's military aggression and violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.   We are in touch with our colleagues at the World Jewish Congress who are monitoring...

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Antisemitism Has No Place in Our Schools

February 22, 2022 Toronto, ON –Valley Park Middle School in Toronto reported two disturbing incidents of antisemitism on Thursday, February 17.   According to a letter sent to parents, “there were incidents of graffiti found at the school, along with three students...

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City of Toronto Allocating Funds to Combat Hate Crime

City of Toronto Allocating Funds to Combat Hate Crime

February 17, 2022  Toronto, ON—Today, the Toronto municipal government passed the 2022 City Budget, which will provide resources to grow the Toronto Police Service’s Neighbourhood Community Officer program and to address hate crime.   The Centre for Israel and Jewish...

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Swastika, Hitler Salutes Reported at Toronto School

February 8, 2022 Toronto, ON— On Tuesday, February 1, at Charles H. Best Junior Middle School, two students displayed swastikas and, prior to that incident, students had performed the Hitler salute in front of classmates. In response, Noah Shack, Vice President, GTA,...

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Security Investments Save Lives

February 3, 2022 Toronto, ON –Today, the Government of Ontario announced a $25 million investment to establish the Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations. This grant supports the security needs of vulnerable...

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