Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Commemorative Stamp

Mr. Speaker, after 60 years, six decades of official diplomatic relations between Canada and Israel, our two countries have launched a joint stamp to commemorate this successful relationship that has endured.
 
Unfortunately, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has opposed this wonderful initiative and has singled out Israel for unfounded and unfair criticism.
 
I rise today to point out that the Union of Postal Workers is in fact wrong.
 
Israel is our friend and our ally, and no prime minister in Canadian history has been more loyal and more supportive of Israel, especially in the war against terrorism.
 
Our shared interests make us allies. Our shared values make us friends. Our shared history makes us proud.