OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issued the following statement to mark Shavuot:

“Tomorrow at sundown, the Jewish community across Canada and around the world will begin celebrating Shavuot.

“Shavuot is a significant event on the Jewish calendar – it marks when the Israelites received the Torah from G-d over three millennia ago, and is celebrated fifty days after Passover. This particularly special occasion is a time when the Jewish community will gather and communally learn from and contemplate the Law, the Torah and the commandments.

“All around the world tomorrow night, Jews will gather together to study the Torah with friends, family, and community members while eating delicious dairy delicacies, and listen to the readings of the Ten Commandments the following morning.
“Canada is proud to be home to a vibrant and civically engaged Jewish community. We are also grateful for the many synagogues, Jewish community centres, and other Jewish cultural hubs that continue to enrich our country’s values and social fabric.

“On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, I wish all those celebrating a very blessed and meaningful Shavuot.

“Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!”

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For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham
[email protected]
(613) 947-9932