Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement from New Democrat Leader Jack Layton on Passover

On behalf of all New Democrats, I offer my best and warmest wishes to all Canadians celebrating Passover, one of the most important Jewish festivals of the year.

The festival of Passover commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from the tyranny of the Egyptian Pharaoh and their exodus from Egypt.

Families will gather at the Seder table and tell once again the story of Passover, renewing their faith, freedom and hope.

My own hope is that all Canadians find inspiration in the Passover message and take this occasion to celebrate our shared ideals of understanding and respect.

Chag sameach.