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Statement: CIJA Grateful to the New Brunswick Legislature for Adopting the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Mar 25, 2021 | Publications

March 25, 2021 

OTTAWA, ON – Today, the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of antisemitism.

In response, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following:

“At a time of rising Jew-hatred, we thank and congratulate the New Brunswick legislature for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition is the most widely accepted in the world today. Developed by consensus over decades by experts, it has been adopted by many jurisdictions around the world, including Canada. The IHRA definition is supported by the United Nations Secretary General and is the international gold standard for identifying contemporary Jew-hatred.

We especially thank Dominic Cardy for bringing forth the motion and Benoît Bourque for seconding it, and all members for making it unanimous. We are grateful for your leadership in combating antisemitism in Canada.”

 The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada

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