Quebec

Quebec shutters houses of worship due to Omicron variant

Quebec synagogues first shut down during the first thee months of the pandemic in 2020 and then again at the start of the first curfew in January, 2021.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
05/01/2022

Quebec adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

“Today, the Minister responsible for the Fight Against Racism, Benoit Charette, and the Government of Quebec have taken a concrete step forward in the fight against antisemitism."

A church in Middlesboro, Kentucky, prays to a Star of David in a still from Maya Zinshtein's documen

Quebec court upholds law banning Jewish religious symbols in workplace

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, a Jewish advocacy organization, said in a statement Tuesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
24/04/2021
Montreal City Hall

Canada court voids part of disputed Quebec law on religious symbols

The 2019 law prohibits many civil servants, including police officers, from wearing religious symbols such as hijabs and turbans on the job.

By REUTERS
20/04/2021
Montreal skyline

Quebec's Hasidic Jewish community submits challenge on COVID-19 curfew

The council noted that the filing of the claim was driven by the Quebec government's unwillingness to change the current curfew rules to accommodate religious communities.

Quebec OKs Christmas, but not Hanukkah in COVID-19 holiday plan

"It is bewildering that the government would prize one faith community over the other," said a local rabbi.

Quebec shooting

Quebec City stabbings - Police arrest suspect after two left dead

The police had earlier said that they were on the hunt for a man dressed in medieval clothing carrying a bladed weapon, leaving "multiple victims."

By REUTERS
02/11/2020
In this undated photo provided by the Internationa

Quebec Hasidic Jewish community under quarantine due to coronavirus oubreak

The region's public health department noted that there have been 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus discovered among members of the Tosh Hasidic community.

Jewish Canadians returning from US cause spike in coronavirus

Cote St. Luc, a Montreal suburb with the densest and most elderly Jewish population in Quebec, reported some of earliest cases and has declared a state of emergency.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
01/04/2020

Deed on Montreal-area home contains clause preventing sale to Jews

In January, it was discovered that a farmer in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu included a clause refusing sale to Jewish people when he subdivided into lots and sold his property about 60 years ago.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/02/2020
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