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Opinion: Outremont sukkah battle is the latest case of harassment of Hasidim

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Josh Fallik

Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette More from Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: November 19, 2014Last Updated: November 19, 2014 In 2011, Outremont councillor Céline Forget lobbied to block the renovation of a Mile End synagogue. She and blogger Pierre Lacerte went door to door in both neighbourhoods for months and rallied enough signatures to call for a referendum. Their organizing paid off and in June, when the votes were counted, declared victory. But as a Ha . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hasidic woman makes history in winning Montreal council race

Posted on 09 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

TORONTO (JTA) — A 24-year-old esthetician, Mindy Pollak, became the first Hasidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council on Sunday in the Outremont borough. She garnered about 35 percent of the vote in a district that is home to an estimated 5,000 Hasidim. Among the candidates she defeated was Pierre Lacerte, an anti-Hasidim blogger in Montreal. Montreal has had Orthodox Jewish coun . >>> READ MORE ...

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