The cab driver fled the scene after the attack, though his company, Taxi Champlain, discovered his identity and fired him.
Police arrested the driver on Aug. 21; his charges were not revealed. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 18.
“It is comforting to learn that the alleged perpetrator of this shocking hate crime has been charged,” said Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai Brith. “Violent attacks such as this one cannot be tolerated and must always be met with severe legal consequences.”
B’nai Brith Canada’s annual audit showed 1,809 antisemitic attacks involving harassment were reported in 2018 across Canada, up from 1,409 in 2017. Reported antisemitic incidents in Quebec increased by almost 50 percent in 2018 from 2017, more than in any other region of the country.