The Green Party of Ontario would like to extend our best wishes to all who are celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah this evening. During these eight days, loved ones will come together to remember the hopeful story of a people who persevered in the face of adversity.
Over the next eight days, Jewish families across our province and around the world will be lighting the menorah in celebration. Hanukkah is a time for all of us to reflect on the fact that many people of different faiths and backgrounds still live in fear due to their respective beliefs. This holiday should serve as a reminder that Ontario is made stronger because of its diversity of religious and cultural perspectives.
May Ontarians of all faiths and backgrounds enjoy peace and prosperity during this Festival of Lights and in the new year to come.