Jewish NDP MPP Rima Berns-McGown: “I embraced Islam; but I am still Jewish”

Jewish NDP MPP Rima Berns-McGown: “I embraced Islam; but I am still Jewish”

Rima Berns-McGown, a Jewish Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament for Beaches-East York on behalf the New Democratic Party (NDP), has revealed she embraced Islam.

In a post on Facebook Berns-McGown wrote (December 14, 2019):

“Yes, I also embraced Islam a few years ago, for many reasons that I don’t have the time or space to detail here, but I of course am still Jewish — sorry not sorry if that confuses you 🤷 and especially where it comes to Israel I speak as a Jew.”

Lawyer Viva Frei analyzes Canada’s crackdown on hate speech

Lawyer Viva Frei analyzes Canada’s crackdown on hate speech

Viva Frei, a Montreal lawyer who turned YouTuber, analyses and breaks down on his Vlawgs the possible implications on free speech in light of the federal government crackdown on “hate speech” on social media platform.

In his mandate letter to Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau wrote:

I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities. In particular, you will:.. Create new regulations for social media platforms, starting with a requirement that all platforms remove illegal content, including hate speech, within 24 hours or face significant penalties. This should include other online harms such as radicalization, incitement to violence, exploitation of children, or creation or distribution of terrorist propaganda.

Anti-Hate Network’s Amira Elghawaby to attend panel with imam who voiced anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Jewish statements

Anti-Hate Network’s Amira Elghawaby to attend panel with imam who voiced anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Jewish statements

On December 16, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network regarding the upcoming participation of its board member in a panel alongside an American imam known of his anti-LGBTQ, anti-Jewish and anti-Christian statements. As of December 17, 2019 the Canadian Anti-Hate Network declined to respond to the media inquiry.

MEDIA INQUIRY

Amira Elghawaby, Board Member, Canadian Anti-Hate Network media@antihate.ca

Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network media@antihate.ca

Amira Elghawaby, a Board Member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, is about to participate in a panel with an American Imam and scholar, Ysair Qadhi, who appears to hold anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-LGBTQ views based on authentic Islamic sources.

The panel “From the Pulpit to the Picketline: Bridging the Scholar-Activist Divide” will be held on December 21, 2019 under the umbrella of the Reviving of the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto. More details https://risconvention.com/program/

Ysair Qadhi implied that the Jews are “evil people despised by the creation,” called Jews and Christians “filthy” and “impure” and described the LGBTQ behavior as “unethical”, “immoral” and “harmful to body and soul.”

Questions

What is the policy of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network regarding the participation of its board members and employees in panels with people who hold anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-LGBTQ views?

Was the participation of Amira Elghawaby in the aforementioned panel alongside Ysair Qadhi approved by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network?

Please respond by 5pm December 16, 2019. If more time is required please advise.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanely Brazau,

Investigative Journalist

EricBrazau.com

Trudeau to enforce social media platforms to remove hate speech within 24 hours or face severe penalties

Trudeau to enforce social media platforms to remove hate speech within 24 hours or face severe penalties

Here is an excerpt from the mandate letter sent by Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau to Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage:

I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities. In particular, you will:.. Create new regulations for social media platforms, starting with a requirement that all platforms remove illegal content, including hate speech, within 24 hours or face significant penalties. This should include other online harms such as radicalization, incitement to violence, exploitation of children, or creation or distribution of terrorist propaganda.

Official report: “Canada admitted 313,580 immigrants in 2018/2019”

Official report: “Canada admitted 313,580 immigrants in 2018/2019”

On September 30, 2019 Statistics Canada published its annual report on demography “Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2019.”

Here are the highlights of the report:

  • Canada’s population was estimated at 37,589,262 on July 1, 2019, up 531,497 compared with July 1, 2018.
  • Canada posts the largest annual population increase in numbers.
  • Canada’s population growth rate is the highest among G7 countries.
  • Canada’s sustained population growth is driven mostly (82.2%) by the arrival of a large number of immigrants and non-permanent residents.
  • Canada admitted 313,580 immigrants in 2018/2019, one of the highest levels in Canadian history.
  • In 2015/2016, Canada received 323,192 permanent immigrants, including nearly 30,000 Syrian refugees.
  • The number of non-permanent residents rose by 171,536 in 2018/2019, the largest increase in the country’s history. While also fuelled by rapid growth in asylum claimants, this gain was mainly led by an increase in the number of work and study permit holders.
  • In 2018/2019, Quebec (+1.2%) saw its largest population increase in 30 years, while Ontario (+1.7%) recorded one of the highest growth rates for the same period.
  • Alberta’s population growth (+1.6%) accelerated for a second consecutive year, owing in part to interprovincial migration exchanges, which were positive after three consecutive years of losses.
  • On July 1, 2019, the Canadian population included 6,592,611 seniors. Of this number, which is increasing quickly, more than one in two people (51.1%) were born during the baby boom (1946 to 1965).
  • On July 1, 2019, Canada had 10,795 centenarians, topping 10,000 for the first time.
  • The Prairie provinces and the territories have the youngest populations.