FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2018
Montreal, QC – Yesterday evening, a small group of citizens came to the Outremont City Council wearing yellow badges to express dissatisfaction with the presence of school buses serving Jewish students in the borough. These yellow badges, intentionally or not, are reminiscent of the historic oppression of the Jews. Two individuals had to be expelled from the Council.
In response, Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs-Québec (CIJA-Quebec), issued the following:
“Some residents of the borough seem to be determined to persistently sow discord in Outremont even though in recent months significant progress has been made in terms of good-neighbourly relations and social harmony. We encourage elected officials in Outremont to remain steadfast in their rejection of all uncivil behaviour and to ensure that the City Council never serves as a forum to stigmatize citizens of the borough.”
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.
For more information:
Deputy Director, Public Affairs (Québec)