VICTORIA – B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan issued the following statement on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah:
“On Rosh Hashanah, the New Democrats join with the Jewish community across Canada to celebrate and honour the beginning of the New Year with family and friends.
“Rosh Hashanah is time for reflection, prayer, hope and peace in our time. It is a celebration of renewal as we reflect on the past. The Jewish community is an important part of our nation’s cultural fabric and continues to add to the richness of Canadian society.
“On behalf of New Democrats, I wish joy and happiness as the Jewish community gather to celebrate this holy occasion with family and friends. May the New Year be filled with peace and prosperity and good health.
“Shana Tova – a sweet and happy new year.”