Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Statement by Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 1945, soldiers of the Ukrainian Front opened the gates of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and liberated the largest Nazi concentration camp, revealing...

STATEMENT: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on International Holocaust Remembrance Day TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on International Holocaust...

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the International Day of Commemoration to Honour the Victims of the Holocaust

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking the International Day of Commemoration to Honour the Victims of the Holocaust. “Fuelled by...

Minister John Baird condemned Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s 2010 comments likening Jews to “apes and pigs”

Appearing yesterday on the CBC news program “Power and Politics” anchored by Evan Solomon, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned Egyptian President Mohamed...

Statement — Minister Kenney issues statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day

Ottawa, January 17, 2013 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to commemorate Raoul Wallenberg Day: “Each...

Statement by George Takach: ‘Israel should not be used for partisan gain’

I’d like to make clear my position on Canada’s relationship with Israel. Israel is a democracy. Israel has an absolute right to exist. Israelis...

Cotler says Raoul Wallenberg’s incredible heroism has universal lessons for us all

“Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Day Demonstrates How One Person With the Courage to Care and Commitment to Act Can Confront Evil and Transform History” Montréal...

Cotler: Listing of Quds a welcome step, but government lacks a comprehensive strategy

“Government has yet to list the IRGC as a whole, hold Iran accountable for its state-sanctioned incitement to genocide, or sanction the major human...

Liberal Statement on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Qods Force

TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the Canadian government’s listing of the Qods Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard...

The Minister of Public Safety announces changes to Criminal Code list of terrorist entities

Ottawa, December 20, 2012 — The Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, today announced that the Government of Canada has made changes...

Canada Again Leads UN Condemnation of Iran

December 20, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Canada-led resolution...

Cotler Keynotes Concluding Ceremony of Wallenberg Centenary Year in Swedish Parliament

Stockholm – Irwin Cotler, Canadian Member of Parliament and former Minister of Justice of Canada – delivering the concluding address on ” Raoul Wallenberg...