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  • Quebec election results eases Jews’ concerns over separatists

    MONTREAL, Dec. 1 (JTA) — The run-up to Quebec’s provincial election had prompted concerns that it might be a prelude to another divisive referendum on whether Canada’s largest province should seek independence. But after the separatist Parti Quebecois won another four-to-five year mandate to govern as a result of Monday’s vote, the doom and gloom…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD With waning of secession threat, Montreal Jews feel sense of hope

    MONTREAL, Aug. 24 (JTA) — The gloom that has hovered over Montreal’s Jewish community for the past several years appears to be lifting. In fact, after more than a decade of Quebec’s secessionist movement, which has often had anti-Semitic overtones, the city’s Jews are cautiously optimistic. “There exists a great quality of life here in…

  • aning of secession threat, Montreal Jews feel sense of hope

    MONTREAL, Aug. 24 (JTA) — The gloom that has hovered over Montreal’s Jewish community for the past several years appears to be lifting. In fact, after more than a decade of Quebec’s secessionist movement, which has often had anti-Semitic overtones, the city’s Jews are cautiously optimistic. “There exists a great quality of life here in…

  • Bank of Canada launches probe into reported link with Nazi gold

    MONTREAL, July 15 (JTA) — The Bank of Canada has responded to demands from Jewish groups that it launch an investigation into allegations that it laundered gold looted by the Nazis. The demands came in response to a U.S. intelligence document released last week indicating that the central banks of Switzerland and Portugal may have…

  • Canadian Jews urge pursuit of German veterans in Canada

    MONTREAL, Jan. 12 (JTA) — Canadian Jewish leaders have reacted with indignation to reports that some 300 German veterans of World War II who now reside in Canada are receiving pensions from the German government. “Remember these people wore the uniform of, or collaborated with, the most evil regime in humanity which sponsored mass murder…

  • Canadian newspaper accused of printing anti-Semitic story

    MONTREAL, May 29 (JTA) — Canadian Jewish groups are demanding an apology from a Montreal French daily for a story they claim is anti-Semitic. The article focused on Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrests of Jewish members of a criminal organization, even though most of the group is not Jewish. Wednesday’s story in the newspaper La…