SEPTEMBER 29, 2019


OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement:

“As Jewish communities in Canada and around the world prepare to mark Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of the High Holy Days, tonight’s sunset brings with it the Jewish New Year.

“Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first two days of the month of Tishrei and commemorates the day the universe was created by God. Following the sounding of the shofar – the ram’s horn – Jewish community members will recite blessings and light candles. 

“As friends and families share meals with sweet challah and apple slices dipped in honey, they will reflect on renewal, and hope for an abundant year ahead.

“Canada has truly been blessed by the strong presence of the Canadian Jewish community which continue to add to our country’s culture and values of pluralism and freedom. This Rosh Hashanah, we recommit ourselves to combat all forms of antisemitism and to work together to better our country.

“On behalf of the Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to the Jewish community, across Canada and around the world, celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

“Shana tova ve’metuka!”