Throughout November, Holocaust Education Month, Jewish communities around the world will host events and programs promoting the legacy and lessons of the Holocaust, in memory of the six million Jewish lives lost at the hands of the Nazi regime.
CIJA is gratified that the Honourable Ahmed Hussen has cut funding for CMAC and suspended the program.
The Minister also committed to undertaking a review of all procedures related to program funding and to establishing new protocols to ensure this situation doesn’t repeat itself in the future.
Samidoun (Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network) is a security threat. Operating in Canada, Samidoun has direct affiliation and ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – an organization that has been placed on the list of terrorist entities.
As seen in attacks on Jewish communities in Pittsburgh, San Diego County, Jersey City, and Monsey, as well as on mosques in Christchurch and elsewhere, online threats can – and often do – lead to real-world violence.
Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, an effective but flawed tool in combating online hate speech, was removed in 2013. This left a gap in the effort to protect Canadians from hate speech that could be addressed in several ways