Statement by NDP leader Tom Mulcair on Yom Kippur

“Tonight, as members of the Jewish faith in Canada and around the world gather to observe Yom Kippur, Catherine and I, along with the entire NDP team, wish them peace, happiness and prosperity.

“As Jewish families observe this solemn holiday, we are all reminded of the Canadian values of kindness, generosity, and humility.

“This Day of Atonement, the holiest of Jewish holidays, is a time for repentance and forgiveness. As a new year begins, let us all take a moment to reflect on the past and look to the future with renewed hope. Together, we can build a better world for our children and grand-children.”

Tzom kal!”