Canada

Bearing fruit: The ‘super’ berry that changed a couple’s life

By Sandy Rashty, October 17, 2014

Nine years ago, timber merchant Simon Fineman took a trip that was to change his life.

He had planned to go sailing in Norway with his wife Evie and their sons. But when weather forecasts predicted storms, he decided to play safe and go to a friend’s holiday home in Canada instead.

And they liked it so much they decided to buy a small farm in Nova Scotia with room for an orchard.

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Something worth fighting for

By Peter Rosengard, June 19, 2014

Last week I flew to Toronto for the world's largest life insurance sales convention. The good citizens of the city had plenty of advance warning and had already fled en masse south to the American border before the 9,000 crack salesmen and women, from over 150 countries, had even cleared Customs.

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Man films hate attack in Montreal coffee shop

By Sandy Rashty, November 12, 2013

A Canadian Jewish man was attacked and racially abused by two Muslim women at a popular coffee shop in Montreal earlier this month.

The unidentified man, who was dining at Tim Horton’s cafe, filmed the attack on his phone.

He reportedly asked the women what they thought of the proposed ban on religious clothing.

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Quebec plans kippot ban

By David Lazarus, September 3, 2013

Quebec’s Jewish community has rejected a government plan that, if tabled as a bill as early as September, would bar public and para-public employees from wearing “religious symbols” such as kippot, crucifixes, turbans or hijabs in the workplace.

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Canadian Jewish newspaper not dead yet

By JC reporter, June 21, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News won a reprieve from extinction on June 13 when its board of directors unanimously approved a new business plan to attract new advertisers and subscribers and revamp its structure.

The plan included new editorship and reducing costs by sacking a number of its 50 employees, including three long-time writers.

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Montreal’s first Jewish mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges

By Josh Jackman , June 19, 2013

Michael Applebaum, Montreal’s first Jewish mayor, has resigned following his arrest on 14 counts of corruption, saying “it is the responsible thing to do.”

Mr Applebaum, 50, told the press: “I maintain my innocence. I have every intention of continuing to fight like I always have, and I want to be clear: I have never taken a penny from anybody.”

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Montreal’s Jewish mayor arrested on corruption charges

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Montreal’s first-ever Jewish mayor has been arrested on 14 counts of corruption.

Michael Applebaum was taken away yesterday by UPAC, the police’s anti-corruption unit, to be charged with “conspiracy, fraud, breach of trust and corruption”, according to UPAC head Robert Lafreniere.

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Canadian Jewish News to fold

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News has announced it will cease publishing from June 20.

The independent newspaper has been in print for 42 years with a regular circulation of 40,000 copies a week.

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Alanis Morissette performs in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, December 4, 2012

Alanis Morissette defied boycott campaigners and took to the stage in Israel last night.

The Canadian star, who has won seven Grammy awards in her career, was urged not to keep the Israel concert as part of her international tour, in protest against the political situation.

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Canada severs ties with Iran

By Orlando Radice, September 7, 2012

Canada is suspending its diplomatic relations with Iran and expelling all Iranian envoys from the country.

The Canadian government cited as reasons for the move Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, its threats to the existence of Israel, its ongoing nuclear programme and its politicians’ regular use of “antisemitic rhetoric”.

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