Israel boycott demands consistent with official Canadian policy

Yet the public safety minister recently declared that Canada will show “zero tolerance” towards the so-called BDS movement.

PMO Photo: Jason Ransom
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during Mr. Harper's first official visit to Israel in January 2014.
Peter Larson
Published: Tuesday, 05/26/2015 1:54 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 06/02/2015 6:34 pm EDT

Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney recently declared that Canada will show “zero tolerance” towards the so-called BDS movement, which encourages boycotting Israel. In correspondence with Neil Macdonald of the CBC, Public Safety spokesperson Josée Sirois implied that the minister feels that Canadians who endorse the BDS movement are guilty of “hate crimes.”

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