Stephane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded on December 5, 2016 a five-day visit to Lebanon, during which he met also with Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s president, who is supported by the pro-Iranian Shiite organization Hezbollah. Since 2002, Hezbollah is designated by Canada as a terrorist organization.
On Sunday, November 20, 2016 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Jewish National Fund of Toronto honoured Alex Eisen for his exemplary leadership in the Toronto Jewish community and for his lifelong support of the State of Israel.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Senator Linda Frum tabled Bill S-232 to establish May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. MP Michael Levitt will sponsor the bill in the House of Commons after it passes the Senate.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intensifies his fear-mongering attack aimed at the Conservative Party in the midst of its leadership race. Trudeau accused Conservatives of “attempting to divide Canadians by bringing up old fears, anxieties” and warned his supporters that complacency might cost the Liberal the next federal election.
Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe – Grey and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, mocks Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, for portraying her proposal on women’s self-defence “offensive to women.”
On December 5, 2016, Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, unveiled MyDemocracy.ca an interactive online questionnaire to engage Canadians in the national conversation about electoral reform.
Facebook has removed from Never Again Canada Facebook page a post containing a video clip that allegedly featured Muslims who stayed seated while the Canadian National Anthem was played during a meeting of Peel School District Board in Mississauga, Ontario on November 22, 2016.
Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe – Grey and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, responds to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement calling on Muslim Canadians to join also ranks of the Conservative Party in order to confront anti-Muslim sentiments like those expressed by Leitch.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered remarks and participated in a Q&A session at Elementary Teachers of Toronto Federation Day 2016 held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Toronto Congress Centre. Alongside the hot political issues, Trudeau shared with the teachers his experience as a student and a substitute teacher at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver and gave some ...