The Government of Quebec has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) non-binding definition of antisemitism.
On June 9, 2021 Benoit Charette the Minister responsible for the Fight Against Racism stated in the legislature (originally in French):
More than 75 years after the end of the Shoah, anti-Semitism remains present in our societies. The violence, threats and attacks suffered by the Quebec Jewish community have deplorably increased in recent weeks, both in our cities and on social networks. It is our duty to take all possible means to combat anti-Semitism.
This is why the Government of Quebec is joining the renewed international effort by adopting, as many countries, parliaments and international organizations have done, the non-binding definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA], which reads: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
Let us reiterate that criticizing or demonstrating peacefully against Israel’s position in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not in itself anti-Semitism.