Ms. Diane St-Jacques (Shefford, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, today marks the start of a very important period for all of our fellow Canadians of the Jewish faith.
Today they are celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
The high holy days are governed by the lunar calendar, so they fall either in September or October. The ten-day period starts with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the start of the Jewish new year, and ends with the fast for Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.
Canada's Jewish community is an important component of Canadian society.
On this important day, I take this opportunity in the House to express the heartfelt wish of all Canadians for peace at last in the Middle East.
Subtopic: Jewish Community