Green Party of Canada statement for Passover 2018

(OTTAWA) — As Jewish families gather this evening for the first seder of the Passover holiday, the Green Party of Canada extends our warmest wishes to all Canadians celebrating over the next eight days.

Passover is an especially important time in the Jewish calendar, commemorating the story of the liberation of the Hebrews from generations of slavery in ancient Egypt. The message embodied in this holiday is truly universal — the yearning of all peoples to overcome systems of oppression.

The Green Party of Canada embraces the liberatory spirit of the Passover holiday, and calls on all Canadians to reflect on how we can each contribute to a world free from discrimination and persecution.

On behalf of Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) and all Greens, we wish everyone celebrating a chag Pesach sameach!