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Party leaders react to antisemitic vandalism on Montreal campaign signs

“This is not us. This is not our Canada.”

After swastikas were discovered on campaign posters for federal Liberal MPs Anthony Housefather and Rachel Bendayan in Montreal, party leaders came together in condemnation of antisemitic hate. (All but two.) Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said he was “disgusted” and “angry,” NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called antisemitism “one of the most hateful ideologies in human history,” Conservative leader Erin O’Toole condemned “these heinous acts” and Green party leader Annamie Paul, who is also Jewish, said that antisemitism is “a constant companion for Jewish candidates on the campaign trail.”

Mont-Royal MP Anthony Housefather: “No swastika is going to scare me or stop me from speaking up for Jewish Canadians.”
Outremont MP Rachel Bendayan: “This is not our Canada.”

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