Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Liberal Line: Conservative Sanctions against Iran are Inadequate

OTTAWA– Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Dominic Leblanc made the following statement today on the Conservative government’s announcement of additional sanctions against the Iranian regime:...

Baird Expands Sanctions Against Iran

December 11, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Despite intensive efforts by the international community to engage Iran...

House of Commons Oral Questions by Mr. Deepak Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC)

“Mr. Speaker, today our government announced new sanctions against the Iranian regime, including the listing of an additional 98 entities, ratcheting up the pressure...

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...

House of Commons Oral Question by Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, CPC)

“Mr. Speaker, despite efforts by the international community to engage Iran on its nuclear program, the regime continues its refusal to comply with international...

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...