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Hateful graffiti at Ryerson University. Photo: Facebook Students Supporting Israel - SSI

Campus Politics: anti-Semitic and anti-free speech

Aedan O’Connor, student activist and Daily Wire contributor, will present expressions of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic at Ryerson University and other Canadian campuses.

Hosted by David Cayley (author and broadcaster), the discussio will take place on April 25, 2017 at Green Beanery, 565 Bloor Street West, Toronto. The event begins at 8 pm. Free admission.

According to Statistics Canada, Canadian Jews who comprise 1% of the population were the most targeted minority group in Canada, 8 times more likely to be the victims of a hate crime than Canadian Muslims, who make up 3% of the population. In 2013, Canadian Muslims were victims of 6.2 hate crime incidents per 100,000 people while Canadian Jews experienced 54.9 incidents per 100,000 people.

According to B’nai Brith, which tracks anti-Semitic incidents in the country, the Jewish community is disproportionately targeted and anti-Semitism is a growing problem in Canada.

In a 2015 Annual Hate/Bias Crime Statistical Report, Toronto Police again listed the Jewish community, which is on the receiving end of nearly one in every three reported hate crimes incidents, as the most targeted group for hate crimes, followed by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. “The Jewish community was the most victimized group for mischief to property occurrences, while the LGBTQ community was the most victimized group for assault occurrences” the report said.

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