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Foreign minister reaffirms Canada's support for Israel

(blog) (blog)Canada “stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in her first major public statement on the Middle East. Addressing the...

Prominent Jewish Tories weigh in on leadership candidates

(blog) (blog)... who's also a veteran of the Jewish school funding issue and ran the failed re-election bid of former York Centre Tory MP...

Cotler lays out just Mideast policy at JSpace AGM

(blog) (blog)Former federal justice minister Irwin Cotler laid out nine principles of a just Mideast foreign policy at JSpaceCanada's annual general meeting Nov. 29...

Montessori teacher wins hotly contested school trustee race

(blog) (blog)Lulka, who was one of 10 candidates in the hotly contested race, finished with 1,464 votes following more than a month of campaigning...

Bringing the biblical Nehemiah to life

(blog) (blog)Some 2,500 years ago the Persians conquered the Babylonian Empire, including the Land of Israel. The Persians generally treated the Jews well, and...

Politicians, young professionals schmooze at Montreal CJPAC bash

(blog) (blog)That Twitter conversation was between Michael Levitt, Liberal MP for York Centre, and Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP Calgary Nose Hill, as she travelled...

Liberals set to name new ambassador to Israel: report

(blog)A Toronto corporate lawyer and part-time columnist for the Toronto Star, Bercovici was appointed Canada's envoy to Israel in January 2014 by the former...

Tories urge government to reconsider relations with Iran

(blog)The Opposition Conservatives slammed the governing Liberals for failing to fully hold Iran accountable during Iran Accountability Week. As parliamentarians marked the annual event,...

After Mulcair, what's next for the NDP?

(blog) (blog)Around the same time, Mulcair slammed NDP MP Libby Davies for her position on BDS: “To say that you're personally in favour of...

Young professionals, politicians schmooze at CJPAC's 10th annual Action party

(blog)... on hors d'oeuvres, drink sophisticated cocktails (at an open bar, no less) and shake hands with elected members of Parliament and dignitaries, including...

Home News Canada Young professionals, politicians shmooze at CJPAC's 10th annual Action party

(blog) (blog)... hands with elected members of Parliament and dignitaries, including Israeli Consul General DJ Schneeweiss, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, Liberal MPs Michael...

Irwin Cotler links pursuit of justice and Jewish values

(blog)At a gala event at which he was honoured, hosted by The Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy, Irwin Cotler emphasized the connection between his...

On Purim, Jewish groups can't seem to agree on anything

(blog) (blog)Meanwhile, recently elected Liberal MP Vittorio Denmother vigorously denied that his boss is a raging anti-Semite. “Did no one listen during the election...

Why Jews will continue to support the Tories

(blog)The two Jewish Tory MPs, Joe Oliver and Mark Adler, both lost their seats. All seven ... Moderate-thinking Jews may not have a home...

Trudeau should learn from Clinton, Moynihan and Cotler

(blog)Trudeau should learn key foreign policy lessons from three leading liberals: former U.S president Bill Clinton, former U.S. senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and former...

Can Tories hold on to Jewish voters?

(blog)In 2015, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau fought hard for those Jewish votes, repeatedly emphasizing that there was no daylight between Liberals and Conservatives in...

2015: The CJN's year in review

(blog) (blog)In Toronto, Canada's first Jewish finance minister, Tory Joe Oliver, was defeated in the Liberal sweep, as was York Centre MP Mark Adler,...

Six Jewish MPs head to Ottawa

(blog) (blog)Longtime Mount Royal Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, who served as justice minister and attorney general in earlier Liberal governments, announced his retirement prior...

What does the Liberal win mean for Jewish groups?

The election also saw the defeat of Stephen Harper, Canada's most vocally pro-Israel prime minister ever, as well as a loss by Joe Oliver, Canada's...

Housefather holds Mount Royal for the Liberals

(blog) (blog)Liberal Anthony Housefather decisively defeated Conservative Robert Libman maintaining a 75-history of Liberal hegemony in Mount Royal, the riding held by outgoing MP...

Jewish candidates: who won and who lost?

(blog) (blog)NDP MP Marc-André Morin had held the riding since 2011, but he lost the nomination to Landry. “I very much appreciate the support...

Housefather holds Mount Royal for the Liberals

Montreal Gazette (blog)Liberal Anthony Housefather decisively defeated Conservative Robert Libman maintaining a 75-history of Liberal hegemony in Mount Royal, the riding held by outgoing MP...

Cotler says Libman misrepresented his position on ISIS

(blog) (blog)Libman sent postcards to homes in the riding and issued a press release late last week headlined “Liberal icon Irwin Cotler admitting Liberal...

Cotler says Libman misrepresented his position on ISIS

(blog) (blog)Libman sent postcards to homes in the riding and issued a press release late last week headlined “Liberal icon Irwin Cotler admitting Liberal...

Cotler says Libman misrepresented his position on ISIS

(blog) (blog)Libman sent postcards to homes in the riding and issued a press release late last week headlined “Liberal icon Irwin Cotler admitting Liberal...

Candidates clash in lively York Centre tilt

(blog) (blog)Incumbent MP Mark Adler said his Conservative party “is very proud of its record” on Israel. To applause and cheers, he repeated Prime...

Thornhill hopefuls face off over Jewish issues

(blog) (blog)TORONTO — At an all-party debate for Thornhill candidates, Conservative incumbent Peter Kent, Liberal candidate Nancy Coldham and NDP candidate Lorne Cherry addressed...

Ex-foreign minister Baird campaigns for Tory hopeful

(blog) (blog)MONTREAL — Former foreign affairs minister John Baird had encouraging words for Mount Royal Conservative candidate Robert Libman, who according to one poll...

Chabad builds Victoria's 'first new synagogue in 150 years'

(blog) (blog)Late last month, some 250 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony, including Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and other local politicians and MLAs, such as...

Mark Adler condemns anti-Harper graffiti as anti-Semitic

(blog) (blog)Mark Adler, the Conservative candidate for York Centre – the riding that encompasses Bathurst Manor, which is home to many Jews, including many...

Mark Adler condemns anti-Harper graffiti as anti-Semitic

Mark Adler, the Conservative candidate for York Centre – the riding that encompasses Bathurst Manor, which is home to many Jews, including many Holocaust survivors...

Liberal Bendayan takes on NDP leader in Outremont

(blog) (blog)One of her mentors, outgoing Mount Royal Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, also encouraged her to enter the political arena, believing it's time for...

Economy focus of Holy Blossom shul debate

(blog) (blog)TORONTO — The economy was the dominant issue in a Sept. 1 federal election candidates' forum hosted by Holy Blossom Temple. The four...

COVER STORY: Where do the parties stand on Israel

He believes Canada should support Israel because it is the right thing to do,” said Irwin Cotler, Liberal MP for Mount Royal and a former...

MP corrects Holocaust survivor claim in online bio

(blog) (blog)16 of Adler's original campaign office sign containing his claim about being the son of a survivor. “And who needs Yad Vashem when...

Summer recess kills bill against selling Shoah artifacts

(blog) (blog)Bill C-678 was introduced by York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler in May. It sought to make it illegal to buy or sell...

Winnipeggers rally to oppose Iran nuclear deal

(blog)The rally began with a statement from Winnipeg South Centre Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, who was unable to attend. Bateman condemned Iran for supporting...

University campuses are the battlefield for Jewish future, Sharansky and ...

(blog)In reminiscing about the Soviet Jewish struggle that bound them together, former dissident and political prisoner Natan Sharansky, and Irwin Cotler, the human rights...

Pascale Déry to run for Tories in Drummond riding

(blog) (blog)Pascale Déry is accompanied by Infra-structure Minister Denis Lebel at the launch of her campaign in Drummond. TWITTER PHOTO. Pascale Déry, who lost...

GUEST VOICE: Why I'm speaking up for Holocaust restitution

(blog) (blog)In keeping with this legacy, all three major federal political parties reiterated their support for restitution this past March. Strong statements issued by...

GUEST VOICE: Why I'm speaking up for Holocaust restitution

(blog) (blog)In keeping with this legacy, all three major federal political parties reiterated their support for restitution this past March. Strong statements issued by...

Tories have Israel's back, Joe Oliver tells shul audience

(blog)He referred to John Baird, Canada's former foreign affairs minister, and to current Defence Minister Jason Kenney, who have both been staunch critics of...

Over 750 turn out to schmooze with politiicians

(blog) (blog)Federal cabinet ministers Steven Blaney (Public Safety), Pierre Poilievre (Employment and Social Development), Candice Bergen (Social Development) and Maxime Bernier (Small Business and...

Tories choose Libman to run in Mount Royal

(blog) (blog)Déry, 38, a political newcomer with a 15-year career in television journalism, entered in January. It was clear the Conservatives' Quebec wing favoured...

Tories choose Libman to run in Mount Royal

Montreal Gazette (blog)Federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, the Conservatives' Quebec lieutenant, after Libman's victory, quickly tried to dispel that, saying his experience and wide recognition...

Tories choose Libman to run in Mount Royal

(blog) (blog)It was clear the Conservatives' Quebec wing favoured Déry. Cabinet ministers Steven Blaney and Maxime Bernier and Senator Jacques Demers campaigned for her.

Law Society Yom Hashoah panel tackles anti-Semitism

(blog) (blog)Zelikovitz also spoke of the importance of Holocaust education for non-Jews, as exemplified by Conservative MP and Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim...

Law Society Yom Hashoah panel tackles anti-Semitism

(blog) (blog)Zelikovitz also spoke of the importance of Holocaust education for non-Jews, as exemplified by Conservative MP and Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim...

'Torah relay' marks Ottawa shul's move uptown

(blog) (blog)A few people – including Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who represents Ottawa-Vanier – walked the entire 10 kilometres. At exactly 1 p.m., the...

'Torah relay' marks Ottawa shul's move uptown

(blog) (blog)A few people – including Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who represents Ottawa-Vanier – walked the entire 10 kilometres. At exactly 1 p.m., the...