FSWC Applauds Quebec's Adoption of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

June 9, 2021

Media Release

Toronto (June 9, 2021) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) applauds the Government of Quebec for adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

In the National Assembly this morning, Benoit Charette, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism, denounced growing antisemitism, including the violence and threats the province's Jewish community has faced in recent weeks.

Quebec joins other provinces, including Ontario and New Brunswick, that have adopted the IHRA definition. The adoption comes after the National Assembly passed a motion condemning antisemitism last month.

"Amid growing antisemitism in Quebec and across the country, the adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism is an extremely important step governments can take to help recognize, combat and hopefully prevent Jew-hatred online and offline," said Michael Levitt, president and CEO of FSWC. "We thank Minister Charette and applaud the Quebec government for taking such action in the fight against antisemitism and standing with the Jewish community against hate."

FSWC commends CIJA for its work on this initiative.

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