NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Hanukkah:
“On behalf of all New Democrats, Catherine and I wish you a bright and peaceful Hanukkah.
Over the next eight days, Jewish families in Canada and around the world will gather to light the Menorah to mark the resilience and victory of their people over oppression and tyranny.
The Festival of Lights is a perfect time to come together as families to celebrate the small and big miracles of daily life and remember that faith, determination and hope are powerful forces that can help us overcome many obstacles.
Hanukkah also reminds us that we should remember those still facing oppression and tyranny and wish them perseverance, hope, light and freedom.
Chag Chanukah Sameach.”