Anti-Semitism in Montreal Belies Greater Issue



By: BEV SPRITZER  
Published: May 5th 2010
in News » Local

Montreal
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In a Holocaust Memorial Day release, Prime Minister Harper said the following: "The hatred and bigotry that led to the Holocaust still lurks in our world. Anti-Semitic crimes in Canada, including recent vandalism at Jewish schools in Calgary, Montreal and Toronto, demonstrate the continuing need for both action and education. They remind us of the necessity of standing firm and taking decisive action against the evils of anti-Semitism. Our Government is doing both while taking steps to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are remembered."

 

Still, this brings to bear many questions, particularly for Jews living in Quebec.

 

Says Atlas, “If we as Jews are going to be asked to be less practicing of our religion because we live in Quebec, then we have to turn around and look at the majority population and see if there’s a double standard being applied.”


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