Kollel Torah Mitzion hosted an evening of learning at its center situated in Hebrew Academy in Cote St Luc. At this night of learning, Rabbi Lisner gave a detailed shiur about the fundamentals of not eating chametz over the Pesach period. Quoting various sources, Rav Lisner interested the audience with various points of information emanating from the Talmud and Halacha and quotes various opinions about what is considered to be the minimum amount for someone to have transgressed eating chametz over Pesach.
After Rav Lisner's lecture, he introduced the chief Rabbi of the Beth Din of Montral, Rav Yonason Binyomin Weiss, to address the crowd. During Rabbi Weiss' lecture, in which he discussed various issues pertaining to the Hagadah, he continued to impress upon the audience how important it is for us to create a home which is a safe haven for our children. and homes where shalom bayit (peace in the house) reigns. "There are problems all over the world", said Rabbi Weiss, "And the world is grappling with many different issues, similar to those of the Jewish Community, including the problem of internet." Rabbi Weiss said one can even find sites on methods of suicide. "Although internet can be used as a positive tool, one does not give a tool which is dangerous to a child to play with." As the audience excitedly listened to the Rav, Rabbi Weiss ended his speech stating that the Navi promised that many threats will occur throughout history to our nation, and we have experienced both physical threats, in the sense of pogroms, murders, and most of all the holocaust. There was also a spiritual threat, such as the Spanish Inquisition. "We have been promised", said Rabbi Weiss, "That these threats will not be successful and no matter how large the challenge, our nation of Israel, will always rise up and succeed." And with that he wished the community a spiritually uplifting Pesach holiday, and look forward to the day where we will be greeted to the coming of Mashiach.