February 27, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) stands opposed to Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer’s promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital if elected in 2019. Over the weekend, the Conservative Party website encouraged Canadians to sign up if they agree with Scheer that “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.” CJPME laments the Scheer’s disregard for international law and indifference to Israel’s human rights violations.Read more
Between January 25 and February 2, 2017, EKOS Research Associates conducted a national on-line survey of 1,000 Canadians to explore attitudes toward Israel, Palestine, and related issues here in Canada. EKOS statistically weighted all the data by age, gender, education and region to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of Canada, based on census data. The margin of error associated with the sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The results summarized below are based on respondents who expressed an opinion.
On April 13, 2017, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-47 for Canada to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty. MPs must strengthen Bill C-47 (tabled April 13, 2017) before voting in support of Canada’s accession to the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). There are several reasons both to accede the the treaty, and to modify Bill C-47.
Montreal, Dec. 2, 2013 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) has withdrawn its invitation to Green Party leader Elizabeth May to speak at its Ottawa fundraiser Dec. 5th. The decision was taken following the release of the full transcript of an interview May gave to the Jewish Tribune. “When we invited May, we had assumed that she would present a position that was closely aligned to the official Green Party position on the Middle East and Israel-Palestine,” stated CJPME President Thomas Woodley. The Green Party’s ‘Vision Green’ policy document on Israel-Palestine is clear in its intent to uphold international law, to promote the creation of a Palestinian state, and to seek to end the blockade of Gaza. “Unfortunately, May’s comments to the Jewish Tribune indicated that she intended to stray surprisingly far from the ‘Vision Green’ platform in her speech at our event,” continued Woodley. “As such, we felt it would be inappropriate to host her as a keynote speaker.”Read more