Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement on the passing of Hon. Jack Layton

Statement on the passing of Hon. Jack Layton

TORONTO – Mark Waldman, Executive Director of CJPAC made the following statement regarding the death of Hon. Jack Layton, Leader of the Official Opposition:...

Statement on Gaza flotillas

In difficult situations of conflict, it is important to respect people’s right to peaceful protest, and the protection and safety of all parties involved...

Passover Greetings from NDP Leader Jack Layton

As the Jewish community comes together to celebrate Passover I extend to you the best wishes of all New Democrats. Passover reflects the triumph...

Afghanistan

Hon. Jack Layton (Toronto—Danforth, NDP):  

    Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Liberal Party leader flip-flopped yet again, this time on the Afghanistan...

Our party has never denied and no one in our party has ever denied the right of Israel to exist

Mr. Speaker, our party has never denied and no one in our party has ever denied the right of Israel to...

Foreign Affairs

    Mr. Speaker, following a deadly raid on a convoy of ships off the Gaza coast, we...

Statement by New Democrat Leader Jack Layton on the situation in the Middle East

We were shocked and deeply saddened by the unacceptable loss of life and injuries sustained as a result of the raid by Israeli forces...

nuclear free zone

OTTAWA – New Democrat Leader Jack Layton and Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar have written a letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of...

Statement by New Democrat Leader Jack Layton on Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaShoah is a time for all Canadians to reflect as today is Holocaust Memorial Day.

It is with tremendous...

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...

Statement from New Democrat Leader Jack Layton on the start of Hanukkah Celebrations

Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight and it is an eight-night holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem thousands of years ago.

Statement from NDP Leader Jack Layton on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah

To all Canadians observing Rosh Hashanah I extend my greetings and best wishes for the New Year.

The High Holidays are a time...