Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Opposition, on the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of of Israel

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 as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel.

Since its official establishment in 1948, Israel has not only inspired the international community with its commitment to democracy and freedom, it has enriched our world with its vibrant culture and traditions.

Canada has remained steadfast in its commitment to ensure Israel thrives as a democratic and independent state and we will continue to support Israel as it continues to flourish.