Mark Freiman, president of Canada’s oldest Jewish organization, maintained in an interview from Florida that the congress still exists, adding that its executive is still in place. And one of the congress’ regional chairs went so far as to criticize the make-up of the new centre’s national executive, saying it “does not reflect the socio-economic diversity of the Canadian Jewry” or the “political spectrum of the community.”
“Do I support [the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs]? I can’t really answer that at this point,” Frank Bialystok, the congress’ Ontario region chair, said in a telephone interview from Madrid, Spain. “I have to wait and see what happens as CIJA rolls out. What I can say is that I have not been contacted by the new CIJA. No one from the board, nor the CEO, has contacted me.”
Although there is “some merit to the reorganization of Jewish advocacy in Canada,” he said he is concerned that the CJC’s basic principles — including “broad representation in the community, a commitment to human rights and a strong connection to other religious groups” — will soon “fall by the wayside.”A commitment to squishy leftism, state censorship, dhimmfied interfaithy encounters ("mmm, your samosas are dee-lish, imam") and our cockamamie "human rights" apparatus, more like--things which should "fall by the wayside," and a big reason why the Ceej was defunded.