Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Statement by Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj regarding comments on Minister Kenney’s trip to Poland

My comments were solely in reference to the timing of Minister Kenney’s trip to Poland during the current crisis in Haiti. When I spoke...

Liberal Spokesman Critical of Government for Marking Auschwitz Anniversary

In a shocking statement, Ignatieff spokesman M.P. Borys Wrzesnewskyj today attacked Immigration Minister Jason Kenney for attending the 65th anniversary of the liberation of...

Minister Kenney issues statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day

“Raoul Wallenberg Day is an opportunity to remember the Holocaust and to pay tribute, not only to its victims, but also to its heroes....

Canada Supports Palestinian Justice Reform

The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada's support...

Canada Concerned by Iran’s Ongoing Detention of Bahá’i Leaders

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement expressing Canada’s concern over Iran’s continued detention of seven leaders of...

The Danger of a Nuclear, Genocidal and Rights-Violating Iran: The Responsibility to Prevent Petition

Professor Irwin Cotler, MP and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada today released an international...

Canada Condemns Iran’s Crackdown on Protesters during the Holy Day of Ashura

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding Iran’s crackdown on protesters in Tehran:

Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism – At the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism

Shalom.  Thank you very much. It is an honour to be here to participate in this Global Forum on Anti-Semitism. Let me begin by...

MP Irwin Cotler Awarded For ‘Outstanding Service in Fighting Antisemitism’ by Israeli Parliament

Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Reuven Rivlin, presented Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler, the International Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism,...

Canada Condemns Iranian Missile Test

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement regarding Iran’s test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile today: ...

2009 Temple Israel Hanukkah Freedom Lecture

Thank you Rabbi Garten.

Chag sameach.

The Hanukkah story is the story of a miracle.

Two thousand years...

Statement from Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on the celebration of Chanukah

On Chanukah, Jews across Canada and around the world gather to celebrate by spinning the dreidel and lighting the menorah with friends...