April 24th, 2017

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s statement on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

New Democrats and all Ontarians stand inremembrancewith the Canadian and international Jewish community, remembering the six million Jews systematicallykilledby the Nazis during the Holocaust, including Jewish refugees turned away at the Canadian border.

We alsorememberthe victims killed for their political beliefs, ethnicities, disabilities, and sexual orientation. The horrors of the Holocaust remind us daily that anti-Semitism, faith-based discrimination, and prejudice of any kind have no place in Ontario or Canada.

As wecommemoratethe loss of the Jews killed in the Holocaust, we also honour the survivors, and theirstrength andperseverance. In Canada, 40,000 Holocaust survivorshave gone onto build a new life, sowing the seeds of today’s vibrant, thriving Jewish community.

New Democrats call on all Ontarians to be vigilant in the fight against anti-Semitism and hate. Let us honour the victims of the Holocaustby sharing their stories, to ensurethat no such crime occurs ever again.