Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Statement by Mr. Bob Dechert (Mississauga—Erindale, CPC) on Chanukah

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to extend holiday greetings to all those celebrating during this time of year. The holidays are a perfect time...

Canada and Israel sign a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

Ottawa, Ontario, December 11, 2012 —The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Her Excellency Miriam Ziv, Israeli Ambassador to Canada, today announced...

Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Chanukah

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Chanukah: “Tonight at sundown, families and friends lit...

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the first day of Chanukah

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the first day of Chanukah: “I would like to send my warmest greetings...

STATEMENT BY TOM MULCAIR, LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION, FOR HANUKKAH

Jewish Canadians are about to light the first branch of the Menorah in commemoration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. This eight-day celebration marks...

Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Celebration of Hanukkah

TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on Hanukkah: “During these eight days of Hanukkah, Jewish families from across Canada and...

STATEMENT by Hon. Jim Karygiannis M.P.: Hanukkah

Dear Friend, Community Leader and Stakeholder, I am writing to you as the Liberal Critic for Multiculturalism and person responsible for Community and Stakeholders...

Statement by Liberal Leader, Bob Rae: The Middle East – Where to Now?

The last month has seen yet another bloody conflict in Gaza and Israel after several months of indiscriminate bombing by Hamas, and an appeal...

Canada to Review Relations with Palestinian Authority Following UN General Assembly Vote

November 30, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply disappointed but not surprised by yesterday’s result...

Address by Minister Baird to United Nations General Assembly in Opposition to Palestinian Bid for Non-Member Observer State Status

November 29, 2012 – New York City, New York Check Against Delivery Mr. President, Canada opposes this resolution in the strongest terms because it undermines...

Liberals Urge Restraint and Renewed Dialogue Following UN vote on Palestine

OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the passing of a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly to accord...

Hon. John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC) on Palestinian bid for statehood

“Mr. Speaker, we are tremendously disappointed with the Palestinian Authority for the action it is taking. It is obvious that this will affect our...

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