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  Factum of the Intervener from Canadian Jewish Congress
Factum of the Intervener from Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish gays and lesbians who are the subject of discrimination and seek relief under the IRPA would be required to prove that the discrimination was aimed not at their sexual orientation but at their religion, requiring that they emphasize one of their personal characteristics to the exclusion of another.
Congress submits that the social and political concerns and values arguing in favour of including "sexual orientation" as a prohibited ground are tolerance and equality, and therefore the competing concerns and values must be intolerance and inequality, and these are not values or interests deserving of legislative consideration.
www.times10.org /factum.htm   (6660 words)

  Encyclopedia: Canadian Jewish Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Canadian Jewish Congress is an umbrella group of Jewish organizations in Canada and constitutes the main lobby group for the Jewish community in the country though it often competes with B'nai Brith Canada in that regard.
The CJC was founded at a convention held in Montreal in March 1919.
In recent decades the CJC launched campaigns to pressure the Soviet Union to allow Jewish emigration, to pressure the Canadian government to prosecute Nazi war criminals who had settled in Canada, and to enact and use hate crimes legislation against anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers such as Ernst Zündel.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-Jewish-Congress   (955 words)

 Virtual Reality Comes to Canadian Jewry: The Case of the Canadian Jewish Congress Plenary - Ira Robinson
From its founding in 1919 it has adumbrated the voice of Canadian Jewry and, indeed, it could even be said to have established the concept of a united, Canada-wide Jewish community in a period in which Canada itself was in the process of finding its independent voice in the world.
Though the CJC and its printed programme are officially bilingual, The only exceptions to an all English Plenary were some remarks by the representative of the Canadian government, Dr. Hedy Fry, Secretary of State for Multiculturalism, and by Max Bernard, of Montréal, speaking on National Unity.
Ultimately, if the new face of Jewish public discourse is to be the talk show, with all its potential and all its limitations, then the question of who controls the public discourse in the Jewish polity and, hence, sets policy for the Jewish community has to be asked in significantly new ways.
www.jcpa.org /cjc/cjc-robinson-s99.htm   (3649 words)

 Canadian Jewish News - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian Jewish News (CJN) is a weekly, English-language tabloid-sized newspaper serving Canada's Jewish community.
Though independent, the newspaper has been, since 1971, owned by a group of Jewish leaders involved with Canadian Jewish Congress and is generally seen as reflecting the CJC's views.
Editorially, the newspaper is pro-Zionist but is otherwise non-partisan in regards to Israeli or Canadian political parties and is more moderate than B'nai Brith Canada's newspaper, Jewish Tribune, which tends to be pro-Likud and right of centre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Jewish_News   (250 words)

 Canadian Jewish Congress Condemns and deplores tragedy in Kosovo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Congress commends the Government of Canada for acting in concert with the international community through NATO both to effect a cessation of the crimes being perpetrated in Kosovo and to ameliorate the human suffering in the region.
CJC is also heartened by the government's provision of safe haven in Canada for thousands of refugees from the region, as part of the international response to the human tragedy of Kosovo.
In the early 1990s the Canadian Jewish Community consistently urged the government to take action on behalf of tens of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire of the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.
sdlusa.com /sdl/cjckos.htm   (442 words)

The general mandate of the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives is to collect and preserve documentation of the Jewish presence in Quebec and Canada.
All aspects of the concerns of the Jewish community are reflected in the collection: immigration, integration into Canadian society, community organization, discrimination, Zionism, oppressed Jewry in other countries, education, literature, genealogy and much more.
A new feature available through the CJC Archives is our Interpretive Guide to the United Restitution Organization Claims Files, a series of web pages designed to assist historians, survivors, and family members of survivors to understand the complex documents generated in attempts to obtain compensation from the German government after World War II.
www.cjc.ca /template.php?action=archives&Type=0&Language=EN   (771 words)

 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In collaboration with World Jewish Congress, CJC organized what was to become the second in a series of conferences around the globe on the “Forgotten Exodus” of the Jews from Arab lands.
It is also calling on the Canadian government to focus attention — particularly in the final stages of negotiations — on our brothers and sisters who were stripped of their property and expelled from Arab countries in which they had lived for generations.
Keith Landy is the national president of Canadian Jewish Congress and Joseph Gabay is the chair of its Quebec region.
www.cjnews.com /viewarticle.asp?id=1594   (1085 words)

 Jewish Agency Chairman Meets With Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor met with a delegation of the National Executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) at the WIZO headquarters in Tel-Aviv this afternoon.
He is a member of the Ontario region of the CJC executive and he is also a member of the CJC's race relations committee.
The CJC delegation is in Israel for six days during which time there will be briefings on political and military issues and visits to strategic sites.
www.jafi.org.il /papers/2000/may/isrmay11.htm   (567 words)

 Klondike Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project
Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray, who is Jewish, was the keynote speaker and guests from Vancouver to Toronto joined locals to commemorate the Yukon-led cleanup of this old, nearly forgotten testament to the wandering Jews of a century ago.
In 1902, when the Yukon Jewish population was at its height, Myer and his older sister, Anne, had attended a year of grade school there, but returned to Minnesota afterwards to live with the family of their deceased mother, Elka Oreckovsky Packer.
Some eight Jewish merchants are thought to be buried there, but only five mounts, side by side, are known and only the one in the middle is marked, the usual wooden markers placed on the others having rotted away.
www.jewish-history.com /WildWest/klondike.html   (554 words)

 Welcome to the Jewish Independent
The Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA) is a new entity being created by United Israel Appeal (UIA)-Federations Canada, with the support of CJC and CIC and a national Jewish students group.
Canadian Jewish Congress will continue to do its work on issues of domestic concern and the Canada-Israel Committee will continue to work on informing Canadians about Israel and increasing support for the Zionist cause in this country.
A number of prominent Canadians were prepared to invest new funds into agencies supporting Israel and Jewish advocacy, but wanted assurances that the funds would be used to their best potential.
www.jewishindependent.ca /Archives/Nov03/archives03Nov07-01.html   (1339 words)

 CJC - Canadian Jewish Congress
Canadian Jewish Congress works to foster a Canada where Jews, as part of the multicultural fabric of this country, live in and contribute to an environment of opportunity and mutual respect.
Jewish groups are applauding the quick arrest of a man with a swastika on his clothes following what police are calling a hate crime against a midtown synagogue early yesterday.
Desire Munyaneza was earning $35,000 a year at a downtown Toronto office job and living with his family in a suburban high-rise when RCMP officers approached him as he walked his young sons to the school bus in October, 2005.
www.cjc.ca   (364 words)

 "Virtual Reality Comes to Canadian Jewry" by Ira Robinson
This normative understanding of the nature of the CJC Plenary is reflected in a recent press report that "The Congress holds a plenary assembly every three years to elect new directors and establish policy through resolutions." The theory thus mandates the adoption of community policy through open and public debate.
It was Canadian scholar Marshall McLuhan who bequeathed to the world the epigram "the medium is the message." I believe that any analysis of the 1998 CJC Plenary has to proceed from that starting point.
The Canadian Jewish News, Canada's national Jewish newspaper, printed an editorial on the occasion of the Plenary which incisively stated that the CJC "is as close to a 'parliament' of Canada's Jewish communities as today's communal organizational realities allow." In light of the present analysis, one can only agree.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp389.htm   (2776 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Canadian Jewry
Jewish immigrants to Canada brought with them a tradition of communal life and developed a wide range of voluntary organizations and groups.
Canadians  provide their children with a more intensive Jewish education (55% of Canadian Jewish children attend Jewish day schools, versus 29% in the U.S) and have stronger ties with Israel (66% of Canadian Jews have visited Israel at least once, compared with 35% of American Jews).
Canadian Jews embody both Judaism and Jewishness--the religious and the ethnic-cultural components that comprise Jewish life--continuing to renew Judaism and impact Jewish culture, continuity and community, while contributing to Canadian society as a whole.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Jewish_World_Today/JewishDiasporaTO/ThrivingDiaspora/Canada.htm   (1098 words)

 Canadian Jewish News
Canadian Jewish Congress president Ed Morgan remarked that while Arafat “put the cause of the Palestinian people on the map of political causes, he was incapable of putting a Palestinian state on the map of states.”
Congress said it hopes that the new Palestinian leadership will reject violence “and be imbued with the necessary courage to pursue the ‘peace of the brave’” — using Arafat’s own oft-quoted phrase to describe the aftermath of the 1993 Oslo accords.
Jewish criticism of Arafat revolved principally around the contention that he was two-faced and opportunistic: recognizing Israel — and basking in the international recognition the move afforded him — but refusing to halt terrorism against Israeli civilians; speaking about peace in English, but inciting Palestinians against Israel in Arabic.
canadiancoalition.com /cjn06/Arafat.html   (1036 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Canada
The CJC was inactive from the mid-1920s until the Nazis came to power.
In September 1953, the Canadian Embassy opened in Tel Aviv and Israeli Ambassador to Canada, Michael Comay, was appointed, although a non-resident Canadian Ambassador to Israel was not appointed until 1958.
Canadian troops were part of the United Nations Emergency Forces (UNEF) that kept the peace in Sinai and the Gaza Strip.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/canada.html   (2518 words)

 Shofar FTP Archives: orgs/canadian/canadian-jewish-congress//marches-to-modems/mtm-001
While Taylor and his "union" hovered on the fringes of Toronto society, he remained a mainstay in the movement, graduating to become a kind of father figure and eventually a "martyr" to the young Nazis and white racists of the latter part of the 20th century.
As it became evident that Nazi Germany engaged in the attempted murder of an entire nation of people, Canadians and the rest of the world understood that the slippery slope of racism could lead to the horrors of Auschwitz and the murder of six million innocent Jewish men, women, children and countless other Europeans.
Whereas ordinary Canadians resorted to violent direct action against organized hatred in the Christies Pits riots of the 30's, or the Allen Gardens riots of the 60's, by the 70's and 80's societal institutions took the lead in dealing with hate mongers.
www.nizkor.org /ftp.cgi/orgs/canadian/canadian-jewish-congress/ftp.py?orgs/canadian/canadian-jewish-congress//marches-to-modems/mtm-001   (1018 words)

 babble: Canadian Jewish Congress plenum
The Canadian Jewish Congress itself includes 28 Canadian Jewish organizations and 10 federations are voting constituent members of the CJC National Executive.
The least that may be said of the CJC is that it and the Canadian Jewish community have great need of our intervention.
When Mulroney left office, most Canadians were thrilled...but Abella had the nicest words for him (since he was probably the most pro-Israel PM in Canadian history), who incidentally never received anything close to a plurality of Jewish votes.
www.rabble.ca /babble/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=001234&p=   (6983 words)

 Ed Morgan 28-Jan-2004 Canadian Jewish Congress Fanaticism Infects the University of Toronto
CJC welcomes the contemplated change to prevent persons indicted for promoting hate from claiming a defence of truth based on a denial of the Holocaust or any other historically recognized act of genocide.
The immediate problem that I pose for the Canadian Jewish Congress is that there appear to be two authoritative, and yet contradictory, descriptions of the Jewish-soap story, one that affirms it and one that denies it, and so the CJC needs to propose some methodology for choosing between them.
Thus, if there were theocratic Inquisitors on the Jewish side publishing their mandatory single truths, and also theocratic Inquisitors on the Ukrainian side publishing their mandatory single truths, then the Jewish and Ukrainian truths would sometimes clash, foreseeing the inevitability of which necessitates that the Canadian Jewish Congress propose a method of resolution.
www.ukar.org /morgan/morgan02.html   (7280 words)

 Canadian Jewish Congress Censorship Bid Thwarted
CJC official Bernie Farber castigated the Collins column as "Holocaust denial" and "anti-Semitic hate speech." Such writing, he declared, "should never be tolerated in a free and democratic society."
It is significant that this first-ever attempt in Canadian history to censor a writer by taking him to court for expressing his views was initiated by the country's leading Jewish-Zionist organization.
Canadian newspaper publishers overwhelming agreed that the CJC complaint, and the law under which it was brought, threaten a basic right of Canadian citizens.
www.ihr.org /jhr/v17/v17n1p-2_Weber.html   (1173 words)

 Jewish Federation in Toronto
Here in one building are the Canadian Jewish Congress, which handles external affairs for the Jewish community, and the United Jewish Appeal/ Federation of Greater Toronto, which is the umbrella agency overseeing internal affairs.
Like Jewish Federations in the United States, Toronto had to contend with the religious pluralism issue that threatened to lesson support for Israel among Jews.
A high percentage of the Jewish population resides in an area of Toronto known as North York, which until two years ago was a separate municipality.
www.jewishsightseeing.com /canada/ontario/toronto/19990813-toronto_federation.htm   (816 words)

 World Jewish Congress
The Canadian Jewish Congress is the democratically elected, national organizational voice of the Jewish community of Canada.
CJC combats antisemitism and racism, promotes human rights, fosters inter-faith, cross-cultural relations and strives for tolerance, understanding and goodwill among all segments of society in a multicultural Canada.
CJC speaks on a broad range of public policy, humanitarian and social-justice issues on the national agenda that affect the Jewish community and Canadian society at large.
www.worldjewishcongress.org /aff_american.html   (528 words)

The National Archives of Canadian Jewish Congress are located on the ground level as well as the complex still bears the name of its main contributor, Samuel Bronfman.
Additionally, the building still has Jewish artwork, highlighted by a stained glass panel which commemorates the Holocaust and is visible to all guests upon entering the building.
It is unknown how the fury of the Jewish community was brought to the attention of Concordia officials in order for the venue to be changed from the Bronfman building to another location.
www.jewishtribune.ca /tribune/jt-060216-05.html   (654 words)

 "Jewish Woman Named to Canadian High Court - Forward.com"
She is married to prominent Jewish historian Irving Abella, a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
In addition to her duties as a jurist, she sits on the International Board of Governors of the Hebrew University, and is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.
At 29, she was the youngest judge ever appointed in Canada, as well as the country’s first Jewish woman on the bench.
www.forward.com /articles/jewish-woman-named-to-canadian-high-court   (810 words)

 Combatting hate in Canada
In contrast, state support for religion is as old as the Canadian constitution itself, so for Farber the fight is simple: If other religious groups in Ontario receive state support for their schools, then so too should the Jews.
Representatives of all the Jewish movements, both religious and political, operate under the aegis of the Canadian Jewish Congress, except one: the B'nai B'rith, which decided it should follow an independent course, Farber said.
Having such a broad representation in the Canadian Jewish Congress led to unusually prompt and united action recently when one of Canada's best known 'Jews for Jesus', a Baptist minister named Malvern Jacobs, died and his family wanted to have him buried in a Jewish cemetery.
www.jewishsightseeing.com /canada/ontario/toronto/19990813-anti_hate.htm   (1822 words)

 Zundelsite ZGram - June 4, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
An interesting Open Letter, addressed to the Canadian Jewish Congress, courtesy of a group of Balkan Jews, was sent to me by a correspondent.
We call upon the Canadian Jewish Congress to withdraw its support of Nato war against Yugoslavia, and to demand an immediate cessation of the bombing campaign and resumption of the negotiations.
We call upon the Canadian Jewish Congress and all Jewish organizations in the world to do everything in their power to help the cause of a viable, lasting peace -- a peace that would ensure a future worth living and heal deeply shattered lives of people of all ethnic groups in Yugoslavia.
www.zundelsite.org /english/zgrams/zg1999/zg9906/990604.html   (1323 words)

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