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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.

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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