Anti-Semitism on University Campuses

Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP has launched class actions against six of Canada’s prominent post-secondary institutions: Toronto Metropolitan University, Queen’s University, York University, McMaster University, the University of British Columbia and Concordia University. These lawsuits emerge from anti-Jewish hate speech, silencing of Jewish voices and threats of violence against Jewish students on campus.

About the Class Action

We are suing Toronto Metropolitan University and the Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union, York University and the York Federation of Students, McMaster University and the McMaster Students Union, Queen’s University, the University of British Columbia, and Concordia University and the Concordia Students’ Union to implement and enforce policies that will ensure the end of hate speech and discrimination on campus.


December 2023:

We write to provide you with an update. To date, we have issued claims against York University, Queens University, University of British Columbia, Concordia University, and Toronto Metropolitan University. We will be working towards setting a timetable and moving these claims forward. Please contact our firm if you have experienced antisemitism at any University within Canada.

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Details about the Class Action

There is a decades-long documented history of this anti-Semitic rhetoric at multiple Canadian Universities. This anti-Semitism is always couched in the language of free speech, of being only against the Israeli government but not Jews, and speaking up for Palestinians. However, the truth is that these rationalizations are a disingenuous and convenient cover for anti-Jewish hate. Jewish students are left unsafe and unwelcome at a university that professes to be a safe space for all views and all people.

If you or a loved one is a current student and has been a victim of hate speech on a university campus in Canada, please contact a qualified Toronto class actions lawyer at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers today. Call 1-800-567-4878 or fill out the quick contact form below when you are ready to get started on your case.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A class action is a lawsuit which provides a method for a large group of people with common claims to come together to advance one claim on behalf of the group. Class actions are more efficient and cost-effective and allow for groups of people with common claims to gain access to the legal system and seek justice on their behalf.

A certification motion is where the court determines whether an action can be pursued as a class action. The court considers factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to individual actions).

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