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place where discrimination was the law of the land and nothing I have
witnessed since I moved here would suggest needing a special envoy on
preserving Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism.
(October 14, 2021 / JNS) Canadas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
announced that his government will make the special envoy on
preserving Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism a
permanent position and bolster the role with more resources.
Trudeau made the announcement on Wednesday during his virtual
appearance at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance
and Combating Antisemitism, reported Canadian Press.
We need to attack directly the problem of anti-Semitism with
increased urgency and focus all together because anti-Semitism isnt a
problem for the Jewish community to solve alone, the prime minister
told the forum. Its everyones challenge to take on, especially
Irwin Cotler, Canadas former Justice minister and attorney general,
was appointed to the position in November 2020.
In his remarks, Trudeau also reiterated Canadas support of the
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition
Dr. Auric D. Hellman