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  • Doug Christie, attorney who defended Holocaust deniers, dies

    March 14, 2013 | 8:10 am

    Doug Christie, the Canadian lawyer who defended a slew of Holocaust deniers, white supremacists and an accused Nazi war criminal has died.

    Christie died in Victoria, British Columbia on March 11 from liver cancer. He was 66.

    While many mourn him as a staunch defender of free...

  • Wiesel, Jewish leaders rap changes to Canada’s refugee policy

    July 9, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joined a growing list of Jewish leaders who are calling on Canada to reverse changes to legislation that denies health care to refugee claimants.

    In a letter released last week to the Globe and Mail newspaper, Wiesel said he supports the Toronto Board of...

  • In restructuring, key Canadian Jewish officials are let go

    June 27, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Several senior employees of the Canadian Jewish Congress have lost their jobs in a restructuring of Canada’s Jewish organizations and advocacy agencies.

    Notices of dismissal, effective June 30, were sent to Benjamin Shinewald, CJC’s Toronto-based acting CEO; Wendy Lampert, national...

  • Canadian reality show producer sorry for slur

    November 15, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    The makers of a new Canadian reality TV show have apologized for an online trailer in which one of the program’s characters says she hates Jews.

    “Lake Shore,” a Toronto-based program modeled on MTV’s hugely successful show “Jersey Shore,” has not started filming yet but already was...