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Adam Aptowitzer is a tax and charity lawyer in Ottawa, Canada. He studied at the University of Ottawa Law School and subsequently opened his own law firm in Toronto, Canada in 2002. After three years, he merged his firm with the renowned Drache LLP charity tax law firm in Ottawa, Canada, where he currently practices law.

In 2009, his study on the potential success for an Independent Charities Commission was published by the CD Howe Institute. Following this publication, Aptowitzer was invited to speak to several non-profit organizations across Canada.

Aptowitzer is the former Ontario chairman of B'nai Brith Canada’s Institute for International Affairs.

He was criticized by supporters of Mohammed Elmasry after he made statements on the October 19, 2004 broadcast of the Michael Coren Show defending the bulldozing of Palestinian terrorists' homes as a means of deterring further suicide bombings. Aptowitzer argued that such actions were permissible when used to prevent deaths.

The criticism of Aptowitzer came in the wake of demands by B'nai Brith that the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, Mohamed Elmasry, resign for comments he made on the same program that all Jewish adults were legitimate targets of Palestinian terrorism because they could all potentially become members of the Israeli military.[1]


  1. ^ Sellar, Don, "Arab group got the rest of the story", Toronto Star, November 6, 2004