Ontario Premier Doug Ford Issues Statement to Mark Yom Ha Shoah 042020

Editor’s Note: In eleven years publishing of this newspaper there has not been one notice regarding a Jewish Holiday. Not a single one. And we’ve offered our MPs, MPPs, and City Council heavily discounted rates to post one. IE, that means they were aware. Does one have to belong to the same minority as the Mayor or Current MP to be recognized in Cornwall & SD&G? Nor has this scribbler seen one in any of the other local media. Thank you Premier Ford.

Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Yom HaShoah:

“At sundown, the people of Ontario and the Jewish community across the province and around the world will remember one of the darkest periods in human history. Yom HaShoah commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who were brutally murdered by the Nazi regime during the Second World War. We must never forget the millions of women, children and men who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

What took place during the Holocaust must never be repeated. We remember not only the atrocities, but also the many heroes and survivors, so that we can learn from the past and educate future generations. As survivors age, we must renew our commitment to remember the past and to vigilantly keep the promise – never again.

We recognize the many contributions of the Jewish community to our province, while renewing our commitment to fight anti-Semitism and hate in all its forms. I want to thank MPPs Will Bouma and Robin Martin for leading a private members’ bill to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.

We are stronger when we stand together. Ontario will always promote a society that respects diversity and freedom.”

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