FSWC Commends Saskatchewan for Adopting IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

December 19, 2022

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Toronto (December 19, 2022) – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) commends the Government of Saskatchewan for its adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

The Saskatchewan government announced the decision in a statement today, with Minister of Justice and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre stating, “During this spiritual holiday season, it's important to come together in peace… Antisemitism is on the rise and must be condemned, along with all forms of intolerance and hatred."

“This is a welcomed move by the Government of Saskatchewan, which joins a growing list of Canadian provinces that are choosing to take a strong stand against the rising tide of antisemitism,” said FSWC President and CEO Michael Levitt. “By adopting the IHRA definition, a critical tool that helps institutions recognize and confront antisemitism, the government sends a message to the Jewish community in Saskatchewan and across Canada that it is a committed ally in the fight against Jew-hatred.”

FSWC also recognizes B’nai Brith Canada’s important advocacy in working with the Saskatchewan government on this issue.