Rise of Antisemitism in Canada

Global News Interviews B’nai Brith Canada CEO on Antisemitism

Hate crime complaints have been made to multiple Ontario police departments against a Toronto teenager, over the antisemitic and racist videos she posted on social media site, YouTube. Veronica Bouchard, 19, who is known to users as Veronica Evalion has attained a large following.

Global News Toronto Senior Reporter Christina Stevens spoke with B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn on the matter.

Swastikas, Racist Graffiti in Ottawa Third Attack in Week

Swastikas, racist graffiti in third Ottawa anti-Jewish attack in a week

Ottawa’s Jewish community was hit hard by the third anti-Semitic attack of the week, when worshippers at Alta Vista arrived early Thursday to find swastikas and white-nationalist hate messages spray-painted on their synagogue.

Congregation Machzikei Hadas was defaced overnight with red swastikas on its front doors and slurs , including one that encouraged murder and to “save the white race.” Ottawa police are investigating the attack.

Rabbi Reuven Bulka, leader at the synagogue denounced the vandalism but downplayed its significance.

“This was a diabolical act by some crazy nut,” Bulka said. “A fellow came intending to do evil and did it. The Ottawa community, all of the religious leaders, we all work together. It’s a very integrated community. All of the communities have called to express their outrage.”

B’nai Brith Canada on Antisemitic Hate Crimes in February

CTV News Winnipeg’s Emad Agahi speaks to Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights to discuss a series hate crimes that occurred in Winnipeg and Montreal during the month of February, 2017.

Source: CTV News, Global News

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