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Matt Godwin (NDP): | Thanksgiving & Giving Thanks: Gratitude in Canada

UPDATE: Matt Godwin has worked professionally for both the NDP and the Jewish community. He was most recently a senior organizer for the Thomas...

Time to reexamine the path to peace

This past week I was part of an international delegation of parliamentarians from 20+ nations that met in Jerusalem for an International Israel Allies...

Annual Memorial Yizkor Ceremony

Wonderful to attend this important event. Thanks to the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem for the invitation. Congratulations to Canadians Caitlin McGinn and Carling Hind of...

Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on Yom Kippur

TORONTO– The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, made the following statement today on Yom Kippur: “Today we observe the beginning...

Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on Rosh Hashanah

OTTAWA– The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, made the following statement today on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah: “As the...

Matt Godwin (NDP): The Strengths and Weaknesses of Partisanship

Partisanship is the evil twin brother of fidelity: One is desirable and the other is better left with the other evil twins, in the...

Greta Hoaken (Liberal): The Strengths and Weaknesses of Partisanship

One of the best feelings in the world is realizing that there are other people who think like you, who care about the same...

Greta Hoaken (Liberal): Is Zionism a Political Position?

I find this week’s blog assignment extremely fascinating. The question we frequently ask is “which side” of the political question of Zionism we are...

Matt Godwin (NDP): Is Zionism a Political Position?

In the days of Theodore Herzl, Zionism was a political movement in much the same way as Socialism or Communism: There was a tangible...

Matt Godwin (NDP): “If I was Prime Minister for a Day”

The old adage goes ‘a week is a long time in politics’, but a day? Given that we only have a day to be...

Baird offers Canada’s support of Israel-Palestine peace talks

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister has spoken to senior Palestinian and Israeli officials to offer his support in efforts to bring the two sides back...

Greta Hoaken (Liberal): “If I was Prime Minister for a Day”

As a Liberal, if I had the opportunity to be the Prime Minister for a day I would obviously do a lot of things...