That was then, this is now--something gay rag Xtra is apparently unaware of, as it continues to cite Farber as a voice of authority:
While Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti steamrolls ahead in his mission to axe Pride Toronto (PT) funding in the name of protecting the Jewish community from hate speech, Jewish leaders are taking a big step back.
“He just doesn’t get it,” says Bernie Farber, who has taken a leave of absence from the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) to run in the upcoming provincial election.
Farber says the CJC’s position is clear: the case against Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) and Pride Toronto is closed.
“When all this started with QuAIA, the focus was always on the Pride parade,” he says.
“There was no overt action taken by QuAIA at the parade this year... Look, it’s time to move on...Speak for yourself, Bernie. Just because you've moved on doesn't mean the rest of us have--or have to. And BTW, who died and made you King of the Jews? (Er, Xtra does know that the Ceej is no longer a going concern, doesn't it? More to the point: is Bernie in touch with that reality?)