Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

The Boycott Sanctions and Divestment movement, or BDS movement, which targets Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, was able to register an important court win last month in Canada. A court in Montreal ruled in favor of BDS Quebec and the Canadian Communist Party when it said that the city of Montreal violated election campaign rules and must pay damages to the two organizations. The case began when Montreal City officials removed BDS and Communist Party posters during a federal election campaign that took place in Canada in 2015. The posters called attention to a 2014 Israeli bombing that killed four Palestinian children and featured a picture of one of the dead children. According to the ruling, city officials acted illegally when they removed the posters.
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