Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Liberals Urge Restraint and Renewed Dialogue Following UN vote on Palestine

OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the passing of a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly to accord...

Hon. John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC) on Palestinian bid for statehood

“Mr. Speaker, we are tremendously disappointed with the Palestinian Authority for the action it is taking. It is obvious that this will affect our...

NDP Critical of Government Stance

In Ottawa, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair called the resolution a reasonable request by the Palestinians and criticized the government’s decision to vote against...

Liberal Leader, Bob Rae, on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to pursue a bid for Non-member Observer...

Irwin Cotler: Today could have been Palestine’s 65th birthday

Today, the Palestinian Authority is seeking Observer Status at the UN General Assembly with a view to securing a UN General Assembly vote later...

Liberals Reaffirm Position that Direct Negotiations Are the Only Path to Resolve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to pursue a bid for Non-member Observer...

Statement by Mr. Mark Adler (York Centre, CPC) on Raoul Wallenberg Exhibit

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to mark the opening of the Raoul Wallenberg exhibit, called “To me there’s no...

Statement by Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.) on Raoul Wallenberg Tribute

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, Canada’s first honorary citizen and a...

Statement by Hon. Steven Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport), CPC) on Raoul Wallenberg

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform the House that Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy will be honoured by Canada Post with a Raoul Wallenberg commemorative...

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...

Statement by Liberal Leader, Bob Rae, on the Ceasefire Between Israel and Gaza

OTTAWA– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the announced ceasefire between Israel and Gaza: “We welcome the ceasefire between Israel...