Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition on Passover

Rona Ambrose, the Leader of the Official Opposition, issues statement to mark Passover:

April 22, 2016

On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Jewish community here in Canada and around the world as they prepare to celebrate the Festival of Passover.

“This evening, members of the Jewish faith will gather at Seder tables with friends and family to commemorate the Jewish people’s Exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt.

“Passover is also a time to reflect on the lasting strength and spirit of the Jewish people, and to celebrate their resilience against tyranny throughout history.

“For us in Canada, it is an opportunity to consider those around the world who continue to struggle against their oppressors for basic rights and freedoms.

“On behalf of our entire Conservative caucus, I’d like to wish everyone celebrating a Happy Passover.

“Chag Pesach kasher v’sameach.”