Report: Canada anti-Semitism at all-time high
This is the latest from Canada regarding Anti-Semitic attacks. Not promising.
TORONTO – Anti-Semitism in Canada reached an all-time high last year, despite the government's efforts to combat the phenomenon, B'nai Brith said Tuesday in its annual report, adding that Jews were being used as scapegoats for the ailing economy.
The group's audit counted 1,135 attacks on Jews or Jewish targets in 2008, an 8.9% increase over the previous year, and a more than fourfold increase over the past decade.
According to the report, the majority of anti-Semitic incidents, 682, happened in Ontario and most of those, 538, were in the Toronto area while 62 were reported in Ottawa. Incidents in Quebec represented 22% of the country's total, which marked a 15% decline from 2007. Anti-Semitic incidents were up in British Columbia and Saskatchewan and way up in Alberta where there was a 79% jump from the number reported in 2007