Andrea Horwath MPP, Hamilton-Centre

Government of Ontario

Statement From Andrea Horwath on Passover

Published on April 10, 2017

Chag Pesach Sameach!

I would like to extend best wishes to everyone celebrating Passover in Ontario and around the world. 

The story of Exodus remains as timely and relevant today as ever, as a lesson to find hope, when all seems lost. It tells us how enduring faith and optimism helped the Jewish people to survive terrible persecution, and thrive as a community. 

And while the story of Exodus teaches us that progress doesn’t always come quickly, with faith, hope, and perseverance, we can build a better world. It reminds us that the principle of tikkun olam - acts of kindness, peace and justice - should guide us now, more than ever, as we work with all Ontarians to build a more inclusive province, free of religious persecution and hate. 

Our thanks to Ontario’s Jewish community, for all your contributions to Ontario, and Canada. 

From my family to yours, Happy Pesach!