Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Statement by Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.) on Raoul Wallenberg Tribute

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, Canada’s first honorary citizen and a...

Statement by Hon. Steven Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport), CPC) on Raoul Wallenberg

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy will be honoured by Canada Post with a Raoul Wallenberg commemorative...

Statement by Hon. Laurie Hawn (Edmonton Centre, CPC) on Raoul Wallenberg Exhibit

Mr. Speaker, this past Wednesday was the official opening of the Raoul Wallenberg exhibit at the Canadian War Museum. Mr. Wallenberg was an extraordinarily...

Statement by Liberal Leader, Bob Rae, on the Ceasefire Between Israel and Gaza

OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the announced ceasefire between Israel and Gaza: “We welcome the ceasefire between Israel...

Statement on the Gaza Strip by Mr. Jean-François Fortin (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in this time of strife between Israel and Palestine, the Bloc Québécois is calling on the Government of Canada to take a...

Canada Welcomes Ceasefire Agreement

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes this ceasefire and hopes that terrorist cells based in Gaza will abide...

MPs on Israel-Gaza conflict

MPs Deepak Obhrai, Paul Dewar and John McKay discuss the conflict between Israel and Gaza: Source

John Baird: ‘Why Israel holds such a special place in my heart’

Ambassador Ziv, Rabbis, Honoured guests: Thank you for the warm welcome; I am truly humbled to be tonight’s honouree. I want to begin by...

‘We stand with Israel,’ Heritage Minister says; Support rally

TORONTO – Over the past week, Shirin Ezekiel has been in a constant state of worry. Her parents are back home in Israel, in...

MacKay defends Israel as security summit ends

Canada’s Defence Minister had strong words about two conflicts in the Middle East at the Halifax International Security Forum on Sunday. Peter MacKay said...

Harper: Israel has a right to defend against ‘terrorist attacks’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is defending Israel’s right to defend itself against “terrorist” actions launched by Hamas against the Jewish state. Mr. Harper condemned...

Statement by Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May | Operation Pillar of Defense Is Not The Answer

Again, Hamas bombing and Israeli retaliation have escalated. It should be clear that continuing to make war will not bring peace. Israel’s Operation Pillar...

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