Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing Hanukkah

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing Hanukkah:

“Today marks the beginning of Hanukkah,...

Canada Condemns Recent Violence in Darfur

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the killing of five Rwandan peacekeepers and the assassination of...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

 Honourable senators, thank you for those most generous words. My late father would...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, it is a pleasure to take part in a tribute to my friend Jerry Grafstein. I have known Jerry for much longer...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, I will say a couple of words about Jerry, my old friend and sometimes seatmate, on a slightly different and brief note.

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, it is a privilege to be able to pay tribute today to Senator Jerry Grafstein upon his retirement from the Senate. Although...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, pursuant to rule 22(10) of the Rules of the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition has asked that the time provided for consideration...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to our colleague, Senator Grafstein. However, I will admit to you that the prospect is a...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

 Honourable senators, two and a half decades ago, Senator Grafstein entered this chamber. Today we say goodbye as he takes leave of the Senate...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Jerry, I will break ranks here and speak directly and personally to you, and briefly. You have heard from others and you will hear...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, I hope you will not consider this a prop, but I have in my hand the Order Paper and Notice Paper that is before...

The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Q.C.

Honourable senators, I have admired and respected my friend, the Honourable Jerahmiel "Jerry" Grafstein ever since I came to the Senate in the spring...