The Leader of the Official Opposition and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, issued the following statement on Rosh Hashanah:
“This evening, at sundown, the Jewish communities in Canada and around the world prepare to mark Rosh Hashanah – the New Year- and the beginning of the High Holy Days.
“Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first two days of the month of Tishrei, and marks the beginning of the ten days of repentance during which Jews around the world will reflect on their actions over the past year and seek forgiveness.
“As friends and families share meals with sweet challah and apple slices dipped in honey, they will reflect on renewal, and hope for an abundant year ahead.
“Canada has been blessed by the strong presence of the Canadian Jewish community who enrich our country’s culture and values of pluralism and freedom. As the Jewish community remains a targeted group for hate-related offences, this Rosh Hashanah, let us recommit ourselves to combating all forms of antisemitism and work together to educate and to better our country.
“On behalf of the Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to the Jewish community, across Canada and around the world, celebrating Rosh Hashanah and hope for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
“L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu V’Tichatemu.”