The event — which has since been cancelled in part due to this media outcry — was set to honour a man named Ghassan Kanafani, who is designated as a terrorist with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Kanafani was killed in 1972, and the event was intended to launch the 2019 Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship.
According to the Canadian government's list of banned terrorist entities, the PFLP is right up there along with the Taliban and Al Qaida.
I don't think antisemitism has ever been a real problem in Canada, which is just about one of the friendliest places in the world to be a Jew. But there is a new brand of antisemitism stoked by Muslim extremists being imported to our country.