Jewish Group Calls For Puslinch To Rename Street Called ‘Swastika Trail’

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A major Jewish advocacy group in Canada has stepped up efforts to help some residents of an Ontario town convince local politicians to rename a street currently called Swastika Trail.

B’nai Brith Canada started an online petition on Thursday calling on Puslinch Township, about 75 kilometres west of Toronto, to change the street name.

The group plans to present the petition to the township council when it discusses the issue of renaming the private road next month, Aidan Fishman, advocacy director for B’nai Brith Canada, said in an interview on Friday.

“We first became aware of this in October when a group of local residents – some of whom actually live on Swastika Trail and are very upset about the name and want it changed – were encountering some local resistance and contacted us for advice,” Mr. Fishman said…

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