Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion on Yom Kippur

Statement by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion on Yom Kippur

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our parliamentary caucus, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Jewish community in Canada and around the world on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

The Day of Atonement is observed by many people of the Jewish faith through fasting and prayer. It is a time for family and friends to come together and reflect on the themes of atonement and repentance.

For all Canadians, this occasion allows us to highlight the values that exist at the core of our multicultural society: mutual respect and understanding. It reminds us that the strength of our country is rooted in our diversity.

As the High Holidays come to a close, we must commit to fostering this diversity to ensure our country remains a strong, peaceful society for generations to come.