The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Yom HaShoah:
“On Yom HaShoah, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world commemorate one of history’s darkest periods. While it is impossible to fully comprehend the evil and terror of the Holocaust, which saw six million Jews systemically killed, it requires our deep reflection.
“Each and every one of us must consider the unfathomable suffering and loss of life, and the deep-seeded hatred from which it took root, as well as the incredible strength, courage and resilience of those who survived this atrocity.
“Our remembrance is an act of rejection of the evil that fuelled an attempt to extinguish an entire people; an evil we all bear a collective responsibility to ensure is never forgotten.
“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I extend my thoughts and prayers to all those observing Yom HaShoah.”