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The Rise of Antisemitism in Canada




November 03, 2021

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November 3–10 is Holocaust Education Week. Please join us on Wednesday, November 3rd for a program exploring the rise of modern-day antisemitism.

This program will look at historical and contemporary antisemitism and Holocaust denialism, will explore contemporary hate movements and their impact on the Jewish community, and will consider what lawyers and the legal profession more broadly can do to combat hate.

We will be speaking with human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University and Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism. Professor Cotler is Canada’s former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and International Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. The session will also include remarks by McCarthy Tétrault’s CEO Dave Leonard, our Chief Inclusion Officer Nikki Gershbain, and Partner Awanish Sinha. We hope you can join us for this important discussion.

Note: This session is available in English only. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.

For questions about this seminar, please contact [email protected].

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario and specifically counts towards Ethics/ EDI Professionalism requirements. McCarthy Tétrault LLP has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program has been recognized for up to 1.5 hours of eligible educational activity under the Barreau du Québec mandatory education regime. Note that three hours of Ethics/Professionalism must be completed directly through the Barreau du Québec.



Wednesday, November 3, 2021


3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (MT)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PT)

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