Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
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 brave man who risked his life in order to save almost 100,000 Hungarian Jews from execution during the Second World War. In 1985, Mr. Wallenberg was granted honorary Canadian citizenship, the first ever in our nation’s history. Mr. Wallenberg’s heroism is and will continue to be an inspiration to all Canadians and people around the world.

Would the Minister of State for Transport please update this House on the tribute Canada Post has unveiled in honour of Mr. Wallenberg’s heroism and honourable legacy?