In Toronto, the City Council has navigated an annual political clash by agreeing to help fund this year’s gay pride parade, but condemning the use of the term “Israeli apartheid” by the group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.
The B’nai Brith Canada wants to go further. In applauding the City Council decision, the B’nai Brith seeks to ban the use of the words.
B’nai Brith is anticipating Toronto City Council’s upcoming anti-discrimination policy debate where it hopes the policy will be revised to prevent the use of the term “Israeli Apartheid” at taxpayer-funded events.
Upon passage of the motion at today’s Toronto City Council session, Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada issued the following statement:
“The passage of this motion condemning the use of the term “Israeli Apartheid” at Pride has signaled to Toronto, and indeed the entire country, that hate and intolerance are not welcome at Canada’s largest Pride festival.”