Statement from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer regarding the festering antisemitism in the Liberal Party
August 30, 2019
This afternoon, Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement regarding the scathing report issued by B’Nai Brith about the antisemitic Liberal Party of Canada candidate in Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel:
“This afternoon, B’Nai Brith revealed a number of antisemitic comments made by Justin Trudeau’s hand-picked star candidate in the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel.
“The posts, made as recently as 2017, are anti-Israel, racist towards Jewish Canadians, and sympathetic to the radical terrorist organization Hamas. Many of these repugnant comments are a direct and hateful attack on one of Canada’s strongest allies in the Middle East.
“Antisemitism is unfortunately all too real in Canada and threatens the safety and security of Jewish Canadians. As political leaders, we need to speak out and condemn it at every opportunity. Justin Trudeau needs to do the right thing, immediately condemn these antisemitic comments, and fire this candidate.”