Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on Yom Kippur

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Jewish community, as you mark Yom Kippur.

On this Day of Atonement, all Jews come together in reflection, to remember the year that has passed, and to pray that good health and happiness are inscribed and sealed for the year ahead.

Today, we join with all Canadian Jews in our hope that 5770 brings ever-greater health and well-being to our country.

The traditions of Yom Kippur — from quiet reflection to the final t’kiyah g’dolah — have enriched Canada’s diversity for generations. Today, we recognise the remarkable contributions that our Jewish community continues to make to the life of our country.

Please accept my warmest regards on this High Holy Day, and my best wishes for an easy and meaningful fast.

G’mar hatimah tovah.