Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement from Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on Rosh Hashanah

This weekend, on Rosh Hashanah, Canadian Jews look forward to new beginnings, and reflect on the blessings of the past. 

For these two days of hope and remembrance, all Canadians join in desiring a better future for our country, our world, and all peoples.  We also celebrate the heritage of the Canadian Jewish community, and the contributions that Canadian Jews have made to Canada—not only to our country’s rich cultural fabric, but also to all aspects of our society.

On Rosh Hashana, we give thanks for the mutual respect and understanding that defines us as Canadians—and that makes us the envy of the world. 

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I offer my very best wishes for a happy and healthy 5770 to all Canadian Jews, and all Jews around the world.

Shana Tova!