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This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy – November 21, 2021

Nov 21, 2021 | This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy

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Flooding, mudslides, and strong winds from BC’s recent storm have caused catastrophic damage, forced thousands of people from their homes, and stranded others. While the impact of this storm is still being assessed, the long-term nature of its effects is certain. 

 The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver has opened an emergency BC Flood Relief Fund to provide support to individuals and communities affected by the BC floods.  

Open Letter from the Canadian Coalition to Combat Online Hate

CIJA is a proud member of the Coalition to Combat Online hate, a diverse array of communities and organizations who have experienced online hate first-hand and come together to protect minorities – and all Canadians – from online hate. Protecting Canadians from online hate and upholding the right to free speech is not zero-sum issue. Carefully crafted legislation can do both. 

In recognition of the Government’s commitment to combat online hate, the coalition sent a letter to the Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P. (Attorney General) and The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P., (Minister of Heritage) urging the government to swiftly introduce and pass critical legislation to regulate online hate.  

November is Holocaust Education Month, a period dedicated to promoting the legacy and lessons of the Holocaust. There are programs and events happening virtually throughout the month.

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