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'Anti-Semitism a growing threat in Canada'

After two years of investigation and hearings, Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism releases final Inquiry Panel Report focusing on situation on university campuses

The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA) has announced the release of its final Inquiry Panel Report.


“At a time when Canada is witnessing an unprecedented increase in anti-Semitic incidents and hateful discourse,” said Mario Silva, chair of the Inquiry Panel, “the release of the CPCCA report could not be timelier."


After two years of investigation and hearings, the Inquiry Panel's conclusion is that the scourge of anti-Semitism is a growing threat in Canada, especially on the campuses of universities.


The Inquiry Panel has made several recommendations to the Canadian government, including the training of police forces across the country on how better to deal with anti-Semitism; the sponsorship of conferences at universities that seek to counter anti-Semitic events, such as "Israeli Apartheid Week"; and the adoption of a clear and concise definition of what anti-Semitism entails.


“Our work on the Inquiry Panel final report has taken us over two years to complete,” said Mario Silva, “and we are calling on the government of Canada to take our recommendations under serious consideration to combat the wave of anti-Semitism we are witnessing in our nation.


"Canada is founded on a set of shared values and anti-Semitism is an affront to all we stand for in this country.”



פרסום ראשון: 07.19.11, 07:46
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