Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Ariel Sharon’s Illness

Prime Minister Paul Martin today issued the following statement regarding the health of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon:

"After learning of Prime Minister Sharon’s grave condition, I spoke to the Israeli Ambassador to convey our concerns and best wishes on behalf of all Canadians."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Prime Minister Sharon, his family, and the people of Israel during this difficult time.

"Prime Minister Sharon’s courage and his leadership should inspire us as we all work to bring about the peace that he sought."