Letter from PM Trudeau to the Jewish Community after Pittsburgh shooting

Dear friends,

You and the whole Jewish community are on my mind and in my heart after yesterday’s attack in Pittsburgh. I know I speak for all Canadians in saying we are with you in your grief, horror, anger, and pain.

The Jewish community has always spoken up – often the loudest – when violence has targeted other communities. Know that so many of us stand with you today.

I will always speak out against anti-Semitism, racism, and hate in all its forms, and call on Canadians to do the same.

I’ve had the chance to work with you on many occasions over the past few years, and I know the incredibly important role that your leadership plays in protecting everything that makes us who we are as a country. Jewish values are Canadian values, and Canada would not be Canada without the many, many contributions of the Jewish community.

You and your families and communities are in our hearts. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know what I can personally do to support you in this deeply difficult time.

May the memories of the victims forever be a blessing.​

PM Justin Trudeau