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Agrees on CIJA Andrew Cohen’s excellent analysis and critique of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is most welcome and long past due. (“Unelected, unaccountable, untroubled: CIJA says what it wants and then says it speaks for us” – Dec. 16) In the eyes of the non-Jewish community and of legislators in Canada, … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Dec. 22, 2020”
Re: “Reservist Should be Tossed for Racist Ties, Navy Agrees,” Dec. 15, 2020 The simple truth remains that, if asked, most minorities would likely say they do not think the Canadian military has their safety in mind when performing its duties. My home city is a short drive from Base Borden and I cannot ever … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Dec. 16, 2020”
November 9, 2020 Dear Editor: Re: “Quebec’s Secularism Law Finally Goes to Court, Nov. 4, 2020” Quebec’s trouble with Bill 21—the “Secularism Law”—provides an ample demonstration about why ‘Notwithstanding’ clauses are overtly dangerous to parliamentary democracies. For one thing, the clauses ultimately cater to selfish provincial Premiers looking to steamroll unpopular legislation for purely selfish … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Bill 21 Mocks Canada’s Democracy”
Dear Editor: It is nice that Erin O’Toole pledges close ties to the Jewish community (New Tory Leader Pledges Close Ties to Jewish Community, CJR, Oct. 30) Unfortunately, his pledge does not apply to the Jewish community in Quebec. In Quebec, he says and does nothing about the fact the Quebec government practices discrimination against … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor, November 2, 2020”
Kudos to Babins I applaud Zach Babins for his article, “What do we mean when we talk about free speech?” (CJR, Oct. 9). What happened at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law is an embarrassment to the Jewish community, and no good will come of it. I’m reminded of Groucho Marx’s profound observation that … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor – October 13, 2020”