Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Passover:
“I would like to send my best wishes to those in Canada and around the world who will be celebrating Passover tomorrow. This holiday – which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt – reminds us of the value of freedom and perseverance, and the importance of family, tradition and faith.
“Tomorrow evening, as families and friends gather for the traditional Seder meal to recognize this important holiday, it is also an opportunity to think of those who are still struggling and fighting for their freedom around the world.
“Laureen and I join in wishing you a peaceful and joyous Passover.”
STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON passover