The Canadian province of New Brunswick announced last week that it has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s definition of anti-Semitism.

According to a statement from B’nai Brith Canada, the adoption was undertaken by the “whole of government” in New Brunswick. The statement noted that the province’s legislature had passed a similar motion in March 2021 that “while very welcome, was less far-reaching.”

The current measure was adopted by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs.

“The Jewish population of New Brunswick is relatively small, yet B’nai Brith’s 2021 Audit recorded 46 incidents of anti-Semitism in the province in 2021,” said Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada.

“The audit shows the IHRA definition’s effectiveness,” he asserted. “Anti-Semitism has generally declined in the areas where the IHRA definition has been implemented.”

Also last week, the province of Manitoba announced that it had adopted the IHRA definition.


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