OTTAWA — The Canadian Jewish Congress will oppose official recognition for Charlotte Whitton, mayor of Ottawa in the 1950s and ’60s, because of her role in keeping Jewish refugee children out of Canada during the Second World War.”From our point of view, Charlotte Whitton is a troubling personality,” said Bernie Farber, chief executive officer of the lobbying group. “On one hand, she certainly fought for the rights of women and fought very hard in that respect. On the other hand, there can be no doubt there were questionable activities she engaged in with relation to Jews.”Certainly in the course of the Second World War and the Holocaust, she was instrumental in keeping Jewish orphans out of Canada because of her belief that Jews would not make good immigrants and were basically inferior.”Last year, the Ottawa Committee of the Famous Five Foundation asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to recognize Whitton for her pioneering work as a politician, feminist and social worker.Whitton was the first woman to serve as mayor of a Canadian city, founded the Canadian Council on Child Welfare, precursor to today’s Canadian Council on Social Development, and spearheaded efforts that led to legislative protections for children.