Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the New Democratic Party of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of the Jewish faith in Canada and around the world who are gathering to observe Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish Holidays.
This special Day of Atonement is a solemn time for reflection, repentance, forgiveness, and humility. It is also a day of hope, compassion, and empathy, reminding us all of our shared Canadian values of generosity and sympathy for others. These ideals bring our communities together and enrich our country.
As the Jewish new year begins, may all Canadians take a moment to reflect on our past and take solace in the hope that we can build a better future for all. Let’s unite in hope and work together to ensure we all live in a world where everyone feels welcomed and valued.
On this solemn holiday, we wish all Jewish Canadian families who are celebrating Yom Kippur an easy fast and a new year filled with peace and prosperity.
G’mar Chatima Tovah.”