Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee

Statement by the NDP critic for Multiculturalism on Yom Kippur

NDP critic for Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan, made the following statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur:

“Tonight, as members of the Jewish faith in Canada, and around the world, gather to observe Yom Kippur, I would like to extend my best wishes on behalf of the New Democratic Party of Canada.

This Day of Atonement, the holiest of Jewish holidays, is a time for reflection, repentance, forgiveness and humility. Yom Kippur is also a day of hope, compassion and empathy, reminding us all of our shared Canadian values of kindness and generosity, ideals that help to bind communities and enrich Canadian society.

As a new year begins, may all Canadians also take a moment to reflect on the past and look to a shared future with renewed hope. Let us all commit to working together to build a better world for our children and grand-children.

On this solemn holiday, the NDP wishes all Jewish Canadian families peace and prosperity for the New Year.”