Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Jewish Canadians

Mr. Speaker, Jewish Canadians know that our government is standing up against anti-Semitism in all its forms.

 

    We created the security infrastructure pilot program, which helps protect synagogues and Jewish community centres from anti-Semitic attacks and vandalism.

 

    We provided $2.5 million to commemorate the St. Louis incident, a sad moment in Canadian history when a previous government under Prime Minister Mackenzie King turned away Jews seeking refuge from the Holocaust.

 

    We joined the international Holocaust task force. This task force was set up when the previous government held office; but inexplicably, it refused to join.

 

    We cut off funding to the anti-Semitic Canadian Arab Federation, over Liberal protests. We led the world in boycotting the anti-Semitic Durban II conference.

 

    Maybe that is why Jewish Canadians are increasingly seeking the Conservative Party as their best hope in the fight against the scourge of anti-Semitism at home and abroad.