Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Passover

NEW YORK, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Passover:

"Tonight at sundown, Jewish families across Canada and around the world will observe the beginning of Passover.

"Families and friends will gather around the Seder table to share food and wine, eat matzah, and recount from the Haggadah the timeless story of the Exodus – one of humanity's great stories of liberation.

"Passover is a time to celebrate freedom, and reaffirm our commitment to face fear with hope, choose unity over division, and never lose faith in the better day that lies ahead.

"As friends and families gather for this joyous celebration, we take this opportunity to recognize the tremendous contributions of Canada's vibrant Jewish community to our great country.

"On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those observing Passover in Canada and around the world.  

"Chag Pesach Sameach!"

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