STRATEGY PANEL: ONE YEAR SINCE GEORGE FLOYD’S PASSING
Libby Znaimer is joined by Karen Stintz, CEO of Variety Village, John Capobianco, Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard HighRoad, and Charles Sousa, the former Minister of Finance for Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga South.
Today marks the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. We reflect on the impact that has had here in Canada. And, as we head into a “one dose summer” as PM Justin Trudeau coined it, we weigh in the latest regarding Canada’s vaccine rollout program. And, remember the theories of COVID-19 emerging from a lab in Wuhan, China? Well, now a report on the illness of three researchers from a lab there are sparking calls for a probe into whether there is credibility to the claims.
CANADA AND THE WORLD EXPERIENCING RISE IN ANTISEMITISM
Libby Znaimer is joined by Michael Levitt, President and CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada and Simon Granat, Senior Manager, Policy and Communications at The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).
It’s no surprise that Canada and the rest of the world has been seeing a rise in antisemitic incidents that leave Jewish communities fearing for their safety. And, the situation appears to have worsened amid the recent Israeli-Hamas conflict that erupted earlier this month due to unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Our panel of experts weigh in on the latest concerning trend.