On behalf of the government of Ontario, it is my distinct pleasure to extend warm greetings to everyone marking Jewish Heritage Month.
I feel privileged to be premier of a province rooted in diversity, one of our government’s core values. It is our differences that unite us and that define us as a vibrant, caring and inclusive society. I am proud of the Jewish Canadian community – and of the countless ways you continue to enrich our province and make it an even better place for people of every background to live.
I am honoured to join you in marking the second official Jewish Heritage Month, following the passage in the legislature of the Jewish Heritage Month Act, 2012. This is a time for reflection on the past and on the immense obstacles your community has overcome. But, even more importantly, it is a time to rejoice in your remarkable triumphs – and to look with optimism to the promise of an even brighter future for Jewish Canadians, people of great courage and resiliency.
Please accept my very best wishes for a Jewish Heritage Month that is both memorable and uplifting – a true celebration of your community’s inspirational contributions to Ontario.
Premier of Ontario