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Author Archives: Doris Strub Epstein

Doris Strub Epstein
Doris is a multimedia journalist with many years of experience. She has worked in radio, television and print journalism and writes on a variety of topics, especially the crucial issues in Canadian and Jewish life.

Muslims stand against M-103

On March 23d, the House of Commons passed a Liberal MP’s motion to condemn Islamophobia. The motion has sparked a firestorm of vitriolic debate and protest. Opponents fear it will curtail freedom of speech and even be a slippery slope to acceptance of Islamist ideology. The motion calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism ...

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Canadian architect Jack Diamond among finalists for UK Holocaust Memorial

Jack Diamond has a well-earned reputation as one of Canada’s best architects. Based in Toronto, his firm, Diamond, Schmitt Architects Inc. have designed projects world- wide, such as the Foreign Ministry building in Jerusalem, Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington and the New Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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New exhibit marking Jewish contribution to Canada will celebrate Canada 150

The Canadian Jewish Experience: A Tribute to Canada 150 (CJE), is a new exhibit that marks the contribution of the Jewish people to Canada and celebrates the country’s 150 anniversary of Confederation. It will open in Ottawa on Sunday, April second at 1 pm in the lobby of 30 Metcalfe Street just two blocks from Parliament Hill.

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New proposed bill would allow human trafficking survivors to sue their traffickers

New legislation – the Anti Human Trafficking Act – was proposed in Ontario, where about two thirds of all police reported cases in Canada occur. It would permit survivors and those at risk, to apply restraining orders and also take their traffickers to civil court. In addition, it would proclaim February 22 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

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Canadian government decision to bring in Yazidi refugees kept from Yazidi leadership

Will it be too little, too late? While grateful that after ignoring the Yazidi genocide by ISIS that began in 2014, Canada is finally promising to bring 1200 of them to Canada by year’s end, no one in their leadership or otherwise was told or consulted, despite the critical role they should be playing in the process.

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Conference focus; how to fight campus anti-Semitism

“Fight back. If someone spits on you don’t call it rain” In the wake of the latest assault on Jews and non Jews that support Israel, the “punch a Zionist” tweet from McGill student council representative Igor Sadikov, who remains rebuked but unpunished, the CIJR (Canadian Institute for Jewish Research) conference on fighting anti Semitism on university campuses, held at ...

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