“Today and every day, we as Ontarians and as Canadians must recommit to ensuring that an atrocity such as the Holocaust never be repeated.” – Ontario NDP and Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath
Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement, to mark Yom HaShoah
Posted May 2nd, 2019 on Niagara At Large
“On Yom HaShoah, Ontario’s New Democrats honour the memory of the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust. We remember that these six million people were killed systematically, simply for being Jewish, and that this number includes Jewish refugees turned away at the Canadian border.
We also remember other victims targeted by the Nazis, including Roma people, people of diverse sexual and gender identities, people with disabilities and people killed for their political beliefs.
Today and every day, we as Ontarians and as Canadians must recommit to ensuring that an atrocity such as the Holocaust never be repeated.
The horrors of the Holocaust are a stark reminder that Ontarians must be vigilant in resisting anti-Semitism, which is increasingly rearing its head here and all over the world. We must stand with the Jewish community to stamp out hatred and discrimination, and to make sure Jewish people are safe in their places of worship, their schools and their community centres.
We commemorate the dead and honour the strength of the survivors, 40,000 of who came to Canada to build a new life and a flourishing Jewish community.
Let us stand in solidarity with Ontario’s and Canada’s Jewish community, and recommit to the pledge of Never Again.”
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