Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

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...

Holiday Statement by Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

Mr. Speaker, I share the sentiments of my colleague from the Bloc Québécois. I would just like to say: Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Let...

Mr. Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre, CPC) Statement on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Mr. Speaker, following question period today, you will have the honour of presenting 25 outstanding Canadians with Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. These 25...

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...