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crrns_control June 1, 2017

Last week, writer/activist Yves Engler had the temerity to suggest “anti-Semitism may be the most abused term in Canada today” in a blog post for the Huffington Post. Engler opens by attempting to explain away pro-Hamas demonstrations at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and anti-Semitism at Concordia University, as well as York University’s mural controversy […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The canadian Press BERLIN — When the leader of Germany’s Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel. The student, Armin […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

I have long suspected that William Whatcott never thought he would be taken so seriously. The Saskatchewan nurse calls himself a Christian Truth Activist and posts on the Free North America website (“North America’s Ultimate Social Conservative Online Community”). He has also called himself the High Priest of the Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

On Oct. 26 2016, the House of Commons, Canada’s Parliament, adopted unanimously a motion to condemn all forms of Islamophobia in the country. The fact that the motion received no objection from any of the federal parties shows that the Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Bloc Quebecois members have a clear understanding that Islamophobia is a […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Steve Bannon, CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is pictured backstage after a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Oct. 29, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegr’s) We’re nearly a week in and Trump’s America has already turned into a dystopian nightmare. When I predicted that as a potential outcome in my night-of analysis, the next morning […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

While Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity, Black people and other people of colour know hate lives here too. In the wake of the American Presidential election there has been a perceived increase of hate-speech and hate-based attacks in Canada. A phenomenon some have dubbed the ‘Trump Effect.’ In one instance, a TTC […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Last Thursday I arrived at my synagogue to find it vandalized. It was heartbreaking to see blatant anti-Semitism and racism displayed in our nation’s capital. But after a difficult week, far more than a silver lining has emerged. Ottawa has united to send a clear message to anyone who would target communities based on their […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Image of Flying the American Flag on Flag Day by slgckgc on flickr through Creative Commons I’m just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don’t care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

In Elie Wiesel’s classic memoir of Holocaust remembrance, Night — which depicts the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp — the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor wrote that “to forget would not only be dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” For Wiesel, the […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The jury is in. According to a new survey, the vast majority of Canadians do not consider criticism of the government of Israel to be necessarily “anti-Semitic.” This finding contradicts those who have been warning of a “new anti-Semitism” in Canada, where criticism of Israel is a veiled form of this despicable historic ideology. Of […]