Canadian MPs to hear personal accounts and expert analysis about
antisemitism on Canada's campuses as Parliamentary Inquiry continues
OTTAWA, Nov. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday, November 16th, MPs will hear from Jewish student leaders about the growing problem of antisemitism at Canadian Universities.
The CPCCA has received dozens of written submissions from students and parents alike about the hostile environment Jewish students face on many campuses. For example, cartoons comparing Israelis to white-ruled South Africa or even Nazi Germany are popping up in campus papers. "Freedom of speech, thought and expression are vital components of academic discourse - but this rule has to apply to all points of view, including those who have unfashionable views supportive of Israel," said Inquiry Panel Chair, Mario Silva.
The coalition will hear from:
- Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)
- Professor Yehuda Bauer (Yad Vashem Institute)
- Professor Kenneth Marcus (City University of New York)
- Professor Alvin Rosenfeld (Indiana University)
- Zac Kaye (Director, Hillel of Greater Toronto)
- Josh Zelikovitz (former President. Hillel at Queen's University
and Jewish Identity Chairperson for the Canadian Federation of
- Miriam Stein (University of Ottawa Law Student)
For more information on the Parliamentary Inquiry, including dates and locations of hearings, visit www.cpcca.ca/inquiry.
SOURCE CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY COALITION TO COMBAT ANTISEMITISM (CPCCA)
For further information: For further information: Mario Silva, MP, (613) 992-2576, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cpcca.ca