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Achieved!

Canadians now have a permanent office of the Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.

Make the Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism a permanent position

In 2020, the Government of Canada announced the appointment of the Honourable Irwin Cotler as Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism. Tasked with promoting Holocaust education and tackling Jew-hatred, the Special Envoy’s office plays a role that is valuable not only for Jews but for all Canadians. 

Recommendation

Making Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism a permanent office with an appropriate, sufficient, and dedicated operating budget to carry out the duties and mandate of the role over the long term. 

Election Resources

CIJA has been working with Elections Canada to protect democratic participation for Jewish Canadians. As with past elections, in this election, citizens will have many ways and days to vote.  

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CIJA Applauds Government of Canada’s Commitment to Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism

October 13, 2021 

Ottawa, Ontario — Today, while attending the Malmo International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will be making permanent the role of the Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.

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