Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Passover Greetings from NDP Leader Jack Layton

As the Jewish community comes together to celebrate Passover I extend to you the best wishes of all New Democrats.

Passover reflects the triumph of faith, the importance of family and the power of hope. It is a time to remember the struggle to overcome tyranny.

The story of Passover is the story of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt, and of the Jewish people recapturing their rights and religious freedom. It is the story of the people of Israel being liberated from slavery. It is a story that is as powerful today as it was in the first years of retelling.

Families and friends are coming together at Seders across the country to share the story of Passover and its lessons. These are important lessons that all Canadians can take to heart.

Happy Passover.