OTTAWA– The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, made the following statement today on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah:
“As the Jewish community here in Canada and around the world marks Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – let us join in celebration and reflection.
It is at this time, as the High Holidays begin, that we give thanks for our good fortune during the past year and consider our shared history and traditions.
Community service and social justice have long been pillars of the Jewish community, and on this occasion I am especially reminded of the enduring contributions that Jewish-Canadians have made to our society.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, our Parliamentary Caucus and my family, I wish you a healthy and happy Rosh Hashanah, and a year filled with hope, peace and renewal. Shana Tova U’ Metukah!”